Rush City Student Arrested Monday After Making Threats At School
On Monday, the Chisago County Sheriff’s office responded to the Rush City High School on a report of a student making terroristic threats. WCMP learned in a press release that upon arrival, a Deputy interviewed students who said that a 17-year old male student had made direct threats against a female student. The witnesses also said that the male student threatened to shoot up the school and to bomb the school.
After interviewing the student, the Deputy placed that 17-year old male student under arrest. The student arrested was a junior from Rush City High school, and he was transported to a regional juvenile center and is awaiting arraignment. The case is still under investigation.
On the school website, a message from the Superintendent states that the Sheriff’s department concluded that no credible threat to student or staff safety existed, but the student was still removed from school.
The message says that further, because investigations by school administration and the Sheriff’s department both concluded that a threat to student safety did not exist, we did not inform parents immediately.
The message continues by saying that on Monday after school, dramatized stories began to circulate via social media. School administrators apparently asked the Sheriff’s department to investigate these stories and again they concluded that there was no threat to student or staff safety.
WCMP has also learned that a Chisago County deputy was present in the High School this morning and the department plans an increased presence in the community, especially in light of the tragic Connecticut shooting.
The school plans to have all exterior doors, including the main entrance of both schools, remain locked during school hours the remainder of this week. An adult will be present to allow people to enter the building.