Authorities investigate threat made against Festus R-6 School District

(Festus) A student in the Festus School District was apprehended last week for reportedly making threats towards one of the school buildings in the district.

Festus Police Chief Tim Lewis says they received word of the threat from a concerned parent on Friday.

Festus R-6 spokesman Kevin Pope says the primary goal of the district is to provide a safe and secure learning environment for students and staff.

No further information was released regarding the suspects name or age.

Police report the investigation into the threats made against the school district is ongoing.