Local School Threatened 07 Jan 13

Criminal charges are expected to be filed today (MON) against a juvenile Sleepy Eye male accused of making threats towards several area school districts on the website Facebook. The threats were reportedly made on Friday, and the suspect was taken into custody at around noon on Saturday. He is being held in the Prairie Lakes Detention Center in Willmar. Parents of many of the affected school districts, including Sleepy Eye and New Ulm, were notified of the threats, and schools are open as usual today, although extra security precautions are in place.