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Osage student charged with terrorism following school threat

Osage student charged with terrorism following school threat


Schools: One high school, one middle school, one elementary school.

Osage Community Schools enrollment, 2017-18: 899

OSAGE | A juvenile has been charged with felony terrorism after a threat against Osage Community School District.

According to Osage Police, Osage Schools staff members became aware of the threat on Wednesday, Dec. 12, and district officials contacted law enforcement that evening.  

The threat involved violence with a firearm against the school, Osage Police said in a release Tuesday. Osage Police said the alleged threat was made on social media.

“The threat was made by an Osage High School student and the likelihood exists that they (sic) will be suspended,” the release said.

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The juvenile was taken into custody and placed in a secure juvenile detention center. The juvenile was charged with felony threat of terrorism.

Police did not identify the juvenile neither by name, sex nor grade level.

A detention hearing will be held at a later date at the Mitchell County Courthouse.

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The incident follows felony charges against two eighth-graders in October for planning to shoot four students and one teacher at Osage Middle School. Their cases are proceeding in juvenile court.

In Iowa, court records for those under age 18 are confidential by law, unless a juvenile is charge with a forcible felony, such murder or robbery, or charged in adult court.

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Contact Courtney at 641-421-0534 or on Twitter @CourtneyFiorini.



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