Carver County Sheriff’s Office investigating threats at Waconia High School

CARVER COUNTY, MN – Carver County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a threats complaint at the Waconia Alternative Learning Center (ALC) – Waconia High School campus Dec. 13 at 7:53 a.m., according to a release from Carver County Sheriff Jason Kamerud. Staff at the Waconia High School were alerted this morning by a parent about an inappropiate video posted on social media. The situation was handled immediately before school started. The student who posted the video was approached at Waconia High School. Deputies arrested the student, a 16-year-old juvenile male, for terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.

During the investigation, sheriff’s deputies remained in and around the Waconia High School as a precaution. 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 11:45 a.m. as a precautionary measure. Sheriff’s Office detectives are attempting to identify where the second threat originated and are actively following leads.

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 Sheriff’s Office takes these matters seriously by investigating allegations thoroughly, and pursuing prosecution of offenders. This matter remains under investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office and Waconia school officials.

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