ALBERT LEA, Minn. - A 15-year-old female has been arrested in Freeborn County for allegedly threatening to “shoot up” Albert Lea High School.
The Albert Lea Police Department said at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday it received a call in reference to a threatening social media post.
Police also received several calls from concerned parties and it was learned the female had made and shared a social media post indicating she wanted to “shoot up” Albert Lea High School.
The juvenile, whose name wasn’t released, was arrested for felony threats of violence. She was transported to a juvenile detention center. Sergeant Steve Charboneau is currently investigating the case.
"She did indicate to us that she didn't think it was going to be taken seriously and she had no intent," Charboneau said.
He further explained how safety will be addressed going forward.
“ALPD has had a long-standing relationship with the Albert Lea Area Schools and will continue to work with them to ensure a safe environment for students as they return to school next week,” Charboneau said.
The Albert Lea School District posted to their facebook page this statement.
"As many in the public are aware, an individual made a threat to Albert Lea High School on social media. We appreciate the assistance of our law enforcement on this issue. The safety of our students and staff is paramount to our school district."
Charboneau says as of now they believe the juvenile acted alone.