Teen Arrested over Threatening Tweet

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A Wichita-area boy is in trouble for a statement posted on his Twitter account about school killings, even though police doubt the threat was credible.

The 15-year-old lives in west Wichita and goes to school in the nearby town of Maize. The Wichita Eagle reports officials in Maize contacted Wichita police Monday after the boy allegedly tweeted a threat to kill 20 students, his mother and himself.

He was interviewed at his home and arrested on a juvenile misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

Police Lt. Doug Nolte says the boy told officers he wasn’t serious about the threat and did not have the means to carry it out.

Nolte says police don’t believe the threat was credible but take all threats of violence seriously.