A 14-year-old boy is arrested for allegedly making threats to use a firearm at the Madelia High School.
Madelia Police say they were called to the school. Upon arrival, the officer was informed administration received reports a student had made a threat to bring a firearm to the school the following day. The threat was reported to have been directed at another student. Additional comments of a threatening nature were reportedly directed by the student toward other students later in the day. All reports were received by school administration after the end of the school day and were immediately forwarded to law enforcement.
Additional officers were called in and a full investigation was initiated. Based on the information received, a search warrant was drafted and served at the residence of the student initiating the threat.
A 14-year-old male was placed under arrest for terroristic threats. The male was later transported to the Watonwan County Jail. A search of the residence did not reveal any evidence of a plan or means to carry out the threat. There is no evidence of additional persons involved or participating in the threat.
At this time, the police department wants to assure the citizens of Madelia there is no danger to the students or staff in the Madelia school system. Officers will be stationed at both schools in the morning to create a safety presence for all students and parents arriving for class. Classes will be proceeding as scheduled.