Two Juveniles Face Charges Over Alleged Threats To Northwest Iowa Schools

Emmetsburg, Iowa — Two juveniles face felony charges after allegedly making threats against two small northwest Iowa school districts.

Palo Alto County Sheriff John King says a 16-year-old suspect has been charged with a felony for an alleged threat at Ruthven-Ayrshire Community Schools on Friday. A threatening social media post on Saturday against the Graettinger-Terril School District was investigated by federal, state and local authorities. A juvenile located by Eagle Grove Police on Sunday has been charged with making threats of terrorism. The two school districts have a sharing arrangement for their athletic teams, which are known as the GTRA Titans, and one superintendent oversees both districts.