December 13th, 2022
On Monday, December 12th, 2022, Coffey County Sheriff's Office received information and immediately responded to a call regarding a verbal threat that was made by a middle school student toward other middle school students in Waverly, Kansas. According to statements made by the students to law enforcement, during the school day a verbal altercation ensued, during which a 12-year-old male student became angry and stated he would use a firearm to cause harm to several students. No students involved were injured and no physical altercation was reported during the incident.
The Coffey County Sheriff's Office takes every report of threatened violence seriously, most especially in our schools, given the amount of media that students are exposed to surrounding the use of firearms in violent school incidents. The student has been identified and criminal charges are being considered for adjudication, pending completion of the investigation. Completed reports will be submitted to the Coffey County Attorney for review.