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Student arrested for video threatening shooting at Winona High School

Another student informed school staff of a threatening video.

A 15-year-old student is in custody after allegedly making threats to Winona Senior High School on Snap Chat. 

Winona Police Department was contacted by the school at 7:42 a.m. this morning (Wednesday) after a student informed staff of a video another student sent on Snap Chat "making reference to shooting up the school," the department's press release says. 

Minutes later, police identified the 15-year-old suspect and arrested him at a residence in Winona. He was taken to Winona County Jail and referred to the Winona County Attorney's Office for possible charges. 

"The student that brought the video to the attention of school staff did exactly the right thing and was very instrumental in bringing a quick and safe resolution to a very serious situation," Winona Chief of Police Paul Bostrack said. 

According to the Minnesota State High School League, there are 840 students in grades 9-12 at Winona High School. 

School remains in session in Winona. 

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