Student charged after making school shooting threat

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A student has been arrested after making a threat of a school shooting.

According to a press release, on Saturday, the Albia Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff received reports of a threatening post on an Instagram account which indicated a non-specific threat of an active shooting to occur at a school.

A Deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department conducted an investigation, interviewing a high school student and his family at their home in the county.

The original threat was deemed “not credible” and there was no legitimate threat of a shooting incident.

The juvenile, who attends school in the Albia District, has been charged with threat of terrorism, in addition to administrative action instituted by the school district.

Police Department Officers and Deputies of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department stood by at local schools Monday morning to reassure parents that no credible threat currently exists.

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