Social Media Threats Delay School in Fayette County

STRAWBERRY POINT, IA (Ben Caxton) — Threats posted to social media caused a heavy police response and a morning delay at Starmont Middle School in Fayette County Thursday morning. Deputies were notified around 7:00 AM of a social media post referencing a potential threat over the noon hour at the school received by several students. Starmont was put on a two-hour delay while Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies, Iowa State patrol, Clayton County Sheriff’s Deputies and Iowa DOT Commercial Vehicle Enforcement responded to the school. Fayette County Sheriff’s Investigators were quickly able to identify and locate subject who posted the potential threat who as a 13-year-old student of the school. A search of the teen’s home in Strawberry Point turned up a firearm and electronic devices were seized before the school was allowed to continue for the day.

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