A 16-year-old was arrested this morning (Friday) after staff at Waconia High School were alerted by a parent about an inappropriate video posted on social media.
Carver County Sheriff Jason Kamerud reports that sheriff’s deputies then responded to that threats complaint at the high school just before 8am.
Sheriff Kamerud says the situation was handled immediately before school started.
The student who posted the video was arrested for terroristic threats and disorderly conduct. During the investigation, sheriff’s deputies remained in and around the Waconia High School as a precaution.
Then, Sheriff’s Office detectives received a report of a second ambiguous threat also posted on social media. While deputies investigated the second posting, Waconia High School students were released from school for the day at 11:45AM as a precautionary measure.
Sheriff’s Office detectives are attempting to identify where the second threat originated and are actively following leads.
Authorities say at no time during this incident were students or staff in imminent danger.
The middle school and elementary schools continued with their day as scheduled.
The incidents remain under investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office and Waconia school officials.