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Teen arrested after Duluth East threats

A 15-year-old male student was arrested after making threats to “shoot up” Duluth East High School and a specific staff member Thursday.

The threat was reported to the Duluth Police Department at 11:44 a.m. and the school resource officers immediately began investigating.

According to a statement on Superintendent Bill Gronseth’s Facebook page, the student left school property after making threats against the school. The Duluth Police Department and school and district staff located the student and turned him over the authorities.

Gronseth said precautionary measures were taken at East and “given the threatening nature of the statements and the disruption it caused, the student will face disciplinary consequences and potential criminal charges.”

“It’s important for everyone to know that making threats against a school, even if no real harm was intended, is a serious violation of the law and school policy,” Gronseth said.

A search of the student’s residence was conducted and no weapons were located. The student was taken into custody and lodged at the Arrowhead Juvenile Center for threats of violence.