Albert Lea, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Albert Lea Police Department is reporting the arrest of a juvenile girl accused of issuing threats through social media.

A statement indicates Albert Lea police were alerted about 5:45 Tuesday afternoon about an individual sending out a threatening post. The police department was received several callers from concerned citizens before officers were able to determine a 15-year-old girl had shared a post on social media that said she wanted to “shoot up” the Albert Lea High School.

Officers were able to locate the teenager and arrested her on a felony charge of threats of violence. She was then taken to a juvenile detention center until she is scheduled to appear before a juvenile court judge.

While classes are not yet in session, the Albert Lea Schools are open as teachers and other staff prepare for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

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