Two Shawnee High School students are suspended after an alleged prank was treated as a threat by the Shawnee Police Department.

Two Shawnee High School students are suspended after an alleged prank was treated as a threat by the Shawnee Police Department.

SPD Sgt. Dan Shumaker said on Tuesday morning SPD Cpl. Shawn Parsons, who is the SHS resource officer, called for support after learning of threats involving the school were posted on Snapchat. Shumaker said the post implied a warning that students should not come to school.

Shawnee Public Schools PR and Communications Coordinator Brittany Watts said at approximately 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, information concerning the possible threat was brought to the attention of school personnel. “Shawnee police were immediately notified and within five minutes all people involved were located and detained,” she said.

Shumaker said the incident was handled and over quickly, resulting in the suspension of two students who allege the social media post was a prank.

SHS parents received a recorded message Wednesday afternoon explaining the gist of the incident.

“Authorities continue to investigate this matter,” Watts said. “At no time were students or faculty in any danger.”