A man who threatened to shoot up a Twin Cities school with an AK-47 has been charged with terroristic threats.
The Washington County Attorney Pete Orput announced on Friday he's bringing charges against Tyler James Giebner, 18, of Cottage Grove.
It comes after a threat made earlier this week, allegedly by Giebner, during an argument with friends.
He is alleged to have said he would get an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle, bring it to Park High School and "shoot numerous people," the Washington County Attorney press release said.
"The welfare of our kids is of paramount importance," Orput said. "In the current climate of multiple school shootings, an overpowering law enforcement response is appropriate and necessary."
Several teenagers have been arrested and charged with making threats to schools since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14.
Among them was an 18-year-old woman in Red Wing, who on Thursday was charged with three felonies after sending threatening messages to herself and two friends, before reporting it.