Local teen arrested for making threats

18 year-old says he only joking on school bus

POSTED: 07:35 PM CDT Sep 19, 2013 
MEXICO, Mo. -

A Mid-Missouri teen is facing possible charges for allegedly threatening his classmates.

Michael Markwell, 18, was arrested in Mexico., Mo., Thursday morning.

He claims he was joking when he wore a mask on a school bus and made threats against the bus driver and other students.

Police confirmed they did not find any evidence, and nobody was in danger.

Markwell bonded out later Thursday.