WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old Iowa boy has been taken into custody following a social media threat that prompted officials to cancel classes at three local high schools.
Waterloo Police Maj. Joe Leibold says the boy is suspected of being involved in a SnapChat message that threatened two of the schools. It alleged he and a friend would make history.
The boy was taken into custody pending a hearing on terrorism threat charges. Leibold says officers are trying to determine whether anyone else was involved.
The Waterloo school district sent messages to parents saying officials learned of a threat Tuesday evening that referenced West and Expo high schools. They worked through the night with police and decided to cancel Wednesday classes.
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Classes were also canceled at the district’s third high school. Staff members were also told to stay home.