The Free Press, Mankato, MN

January 9, 2013

Teen charged with terroristic threats for Facebook posting

The Free Press

— A 15-year-old male Sleepy Eye student will be back in court Monday after being charged with making felony terroristic threats against three schools.

The student was charged with the crime this week in Brown County Court following his arrest Saturday by Sleepy Eye police. No weapons were found when the student was arrested at his home.

The shooting threats were directed at New Ulm and Sleepy Eye public schools and a New Ulm alternative high school, River Bend Area Learning Center.

School parents on Saturday were alerted of the incident via electronic messages. The schools implemented extra security measures on Monday and classes went on as usual.

Sleepy Eye Police Chief John Schueller said a person in California saw the threatening post on Facebook on Friday and called police.

The student was taken to a juvenile detention center in Willmar.