Former Reardan High School student arrested after alleged threats

Former Reardan High School student arrested after alleged threats
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A former Reardan High School student was arrested Friday for allegedly making threats against students and the school.

Reardan Police arrested 18-year-old Braden V. Thorpe for felony harassment.

Police said Thorpe threatened to bring a gun to the school while at a football game Thursday night. Thorpe no longer lives in Reardan and has since moved to Newman Lake. Students noticed he was still in Reardan Friday morning and reported the threats to school administration.

The school was immediately placed in lockout.

RPD contacted Thorpe’s father and got his cell phone number. Thorpe had left town at the point, but police convinced him to come back to Reardan to talk about the alleged threats.

Once Thorpe entered town, he was immediately taken into custody and booked into the Lincoln County Jail.

The lockout has since been lifted and all students were safe.