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Suspect in Custody Following Bomb Threat in Smith Center

SMITH CENTER, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a person suspected of making a bomb threat to a north-central Kansas school.  The Salina Journal reports that the person was taken into custody yesterday (MON).  No information about the suspect or circumstances surrounding the arrest was immediately available.  Smith Center Superintendent Ron Meitler says a student found a note at Smith Center Junior Senior High School claiming there was a bomb, but he didn't know specifically where the note was found.  Students were evacuated from the school in the Smith Center district after the 10:30am threat. Smith County clerk Sharon Wolters says elementary children also were removed to the courthouse lawn and most were released to their parents by noon.

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