The Olton Police Department continues to investigate a threat against the community. Robert Hardcastle, 27 of Olton was arrested late Friday on charges of Terroristic Threat, a third degree felony. The threat, reportedly was part of a video posted by Hardcastle to social media earlier in the week. Hardcastle was arrested in Olton and transported to the Lamb County Jail.
The Olton school said they were notified of the threat, however, the Olton police department assured them, they were in no danger. As a precaution, the district placed the school in lock out status on Friday afternoon, allowing no one in the building except parents and guardians picking up students. Olton Police confirmed Hardcastle was in custody, however, had not been arrested Friday around 3:00 pm.
The Olton Police and Lamb County Sheriff’s office are jointly investigating the threat. No further information has been released.