Girl, 15, arrested for threatening to 'shoot up' Minnesota school

The girl allegedly threatened to "shoot up" the southern Minnesota high school.
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A 15-year-old girl has been arrested by Albert Lea Police after allegedly making a threat on social media. 

Albert Lea Police Department (ALPD) says it was alerted by a caller around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday about a threatening social media post seen on social media. Several more calls from concerned residents followed. 

Police determined that the 15-year-old girl had made and shared a social media post indicating that she wanted to "shoot up" Albert Lea High School. 

The girl was arrested for felony threats of violence and is being held in a juvenile detention center pending her first court appearance. 

"ALPD has had a long standing relationship with the Albert Lea Area Schools and will continue to work with them to ensure a safe environment for students as they return to school next week," police said in a statement. 

Albert Lea School District issued the following statement: 

"As many in the public are aware, an individual made a threat to Albert Lea High School on social media. We appreciate the assistance of our law enforcement on this issue. The safety of our students and staff is paramount to our school district."

The 2019-20 school year begins Monday, Aug. 19 at Albert Lea High School. 

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