A 17-year-old Conway student was arrested Monday evening after reportedly threatening Conway High School staff members.
"Your Conway Police Department arrested a 17-year-old Conway student for allegedly making a threat to harm his teachers," CPD spokesman LaTresha Woodruff said Tuesday.
Woodruff said authorities learned of the threats shortly before 5 p.m. Monday and that the suspect teen was arrested by 7 p.m.
"The student who did not attend school Monday was arrested at his home ... [and] faces a charge of terroristic threatening," Woodruff said Tuesday.
Woodruff told the Log Cabin Democrat that the police department will always work diligently when accusations of threats toward the school district arise.
"The Conway Police Department takes all threats of violence seriously and will continue to," she said. "We do all we can to help keep our schools safe. We have been able to do so with the help of those who are willing to get involved by reporting these threats."
Details regarding the alleged threat are still scarce as detectives continue investigating this incident.
Conway Public Schools spokesman Heather Kendrick told the Log Cabin on Tuesday that administrators and the school district were thankful for local authorities and maintaining peace at the school.
"We appreciate the Conway Police Department for their quick response to this matter," she said. "The threat was made off campus and our students and staff remain safe thanks to their diligence and good work."