ALGONA | Algona superintendent says schools are back to normal Thursday after social media threats prompted the district to go into lock-down Wednesday.
Algona and Clarion-Goldfield-Dows school officials reported receiving threats against their districts late Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon.
One person was taken into custody in relation to threats made against Algona Schools, Superintendent Marty Fonley said in a district post on Facebook Wednesday evening.
Wednesday evening a 16-year-old Algona youth was charged with threat of terrorism, a Class D felony, for making a threat of violence on a social media post Tuesday evening, said Kendall Pals, Algona police chief.
In the Facebook post, Fonley said the threat was deemed to be non-credible by law enforcement and is considered an isolated incident,
The district had canceled classes Wednesday but planned to resume school as normal Thursday.
Fonley said the district uses gov delivery, the student information system, Twitter, Facebook, the district webpage and local radio to get news out to parents in these situations.