By Mike Rush
MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo. (KSDK) - An 18-year-old could face charges after police say he kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and made threats that forced Montgomery County High School to go into lockdown.
Police say that threat came following an eventful several hours. On Tuesday, police say the 18-year-old approached his ex-girlfriend, a 15-year-old sophomore, after she got off the bus. The chief of police says he pointed a pistol at her and forced her to get in his truck. Both teenagers attend Montgomery County High School.
They were gone all night. The girl's family had appeals going out on social media to try to find her. And then, Wednesday morning at around eleven, police say the boy returned the girl home unharmed.
But before he left, authorities say he apparently told her he was going to their high school with his gun to look for some students. The superintendent, Mike Gray, believes the teen may have been angry at some of his acquaintances who he felt did not support him during his bad break-up.
"It's kind of scary knowing somebody has a gun coming to your school. So we all got sent to the gym, made sure the doors were closed," said Colt Ellis, a senior at Montgomery County High School. "There was enough staff in there to keep us all down and entertained and just the adrenaline I guess kind of kicks in like, wow, something could happen to me."
The 18-year-old never did come to the school. A state trooper found him in Callaway County. He's in jail. The chief says he will likely be charged with kidnapping and a few other charges.