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STUDENT CHARGED IN LE MARS HIGH SCHOOL GUN THREAT (UPDATE)

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UPDATED 10:33PM 2/14/18

LE MARS POLICE SAY A 14 YEAR OLD STUDENT IS IN CUSTODY FOR ALLEGEDLY THREATENING TO BRING A GUN INTO THE LE MARS HIGH SCHOOL WEDNESDAY.

LE MARS POLICE CHIEF KEVIN VANDE VEGTE SAYS THE UNIDENTIFIED STUDENT WAS FIRST INTERVIEWED BY POLICE AND THEN CHARGED WITH THREAT OF TERRORISM, A CLASS D FELONY:

OC…….ANY HARM WHATSOEVER. :11

PLYMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE VAN OTTERLOO SAYS OFFICERS WERE DISPATCHED TO THE SCHOOL AROUND 1PM WHEN A NOTE WAS DISCOVERED.

 

OC……INTO A LOCKOUT. ;19

VAN OTTERLOO SAYS THE SCHOOL DOORS WERE ALL LOCKED AND OFFICERS WERE STATIONED INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING:

 

OC……..WHAT’S GOING ON. :16

AUTHORITIES DETERMINED THE THREAT WAS NOT A CREDIBLE ONE AND CANCELLED THE LOCKOUT AT 2PM.

THE 14 YEAR OLD SUSPECT WAS TAKEN TO THE JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER IN CHEROKEE.

IT WAS THE SECOND INCIDENT IN THREE DAYS INVOLVING A POTENTIAL THREAT TO THE HIGH SCHOOL WHERE AUTHORITIES RECEIVED A REPORT OF A PERSON WITH A GUN NEAR THE SCHOOL MONDAY EVENING.

AUTHORITIES HAVEN’T DETERMINED IF THE TWO EVENTS ARE RELATED.

PHOTO BY DENNIS MORRICE