MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials in southern Minnesota say a teenager was arrested early Thursday after threats of a school shooting were posted on social media.
The St. James Police Department says a 14-year-old boy who attends St. James High School was arrested and is currently being held in the Watonwan County Jail. Formal charges are expected later Thursday.READ MORE: Lawmakers Reach Deal On Raising 'Growler Cap', Allowing Small Breweries To Sell 6-Packs
Police say that Facebook and instant messaging posts were reported late Wednesday night. The posts threatened a school shooting ending with the shooter turning the gun on himself.READ MORE: Family, Friends Use Kayaks To Save 2 Teenagers Swept Out Into Northern Minnesota Lake
St. James Public Schools says classes will be held Thursday. Extra patrols will be issued in and around area schools, police say.MORE NEWS: Next Weather Alert: SE Minnesota Remains Under Tornado Watch
The incident remains under investigation.