Garden City police make arrest in school threat Tuesday

Garden City Police investigated the second threat at a middle school in less than a week on Monday.

The threat was due to occur on Tuesday. Police arrested 15-year-old Mariela Galvez. Galvez was jailed on suspicion of Aggravated Criminal Threat. Galvez is said to have created the threat and then posted it as if it was sent to her from an anonymous source.

The threat was made to get her out of school on Tuesday.

The investigation consumed approximately 160 hours worked investigating the incident and for the extra security at the school.

The case has been turned over to the Finney County Attorney’s Office.