Algona Police arrest youth for threatening violence at school

Algona police say they've arrested a juvenile for threats that cancelled classes in the city's schools Wednesday.

Police say they charged a 16 year old with Threat of Terrorism.  The youth is being held pending juvenile court procedings on the charge. 

In a news release, the department says that late Tuesday night a citizen brought a post threatening violence at the Algona Middle School to the attention of police.  The decision was then made to cancel classes at all Algona schools yesterday.  They resumed at their normal times today.

Algona police say they worked all day yesterday to identify the suspect and bring that person to justice.  They say there were no other people involved in the incident.

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