UPDATE: Worthington police make arrest in connection with school threat

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UPDATED 1:28 p.m.

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (KELO) — Police in Worthington have made an arrest in connection with a school threat, which caused schools to have a two hour late start on Thursday.

The Worthington Police Department announced in the afternoon an arrest had been made in connection with a threat of a school shooting made on social media.

Police say the name and age of the person arrested won’t be made public.

There is no further threat to the public.


1:19 p.m.

School officials with the Worthington School District have deemed a threat, which caused schools to start two hours late on Thursday, not credible at this time. 

On Facebook, the school district announced it is working closely with the Worthington Police Department and decisions reflect meetings and discussions with local law enforcement. The threat remains under investigation by WPD. 

School went on as planned after a two hour late start Thursday and there’s been an increase in security throughout the district.


6:08 a.m.

Public schools in Worthington are starting two hours late Thursday as officials gather information about a possible threat. 

On social media, school district officials say more information about the active investigation will be announced Thursday morning. The possible threat was passed on to the Worthington Police Department. 

Stay with KELOLAND News for more updates.

More information will be released tomorrow morning.*UPDATE*Yesterday evening, Independent School District 518 was…

Posted by Worthington Public Schools on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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