An Albia High School Student was arrested and charged with Threat of Terrorism after a weekend incident.
On Saturday, October 21st, the Albia Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff received reports of a threatening post on an Instagram account by the student. The post had indicated a non-specific threat of an active shooting.
A deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department conducted an investigation, interviewing high school student and his family at their residence in the county. The original threat was deemed “not credible” and there was no legitimate threat of a shooting incident, according to a press release from Monroe County Sheriff, Dan Johnson.
The juvenile, who attends school in the Albia District, has been charged Threat of Terrorism, in addition to any administrative action instituted by the school district.
Police Department Officers and Deputies of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department stood by at local schools Monday morning to reassure parents that no credible threat currently exists.