15-year-old charged in Clinton school social media threat-UPDATED

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CLINTON, Iowa (KWQC) - UPDATED: Police say a 15-year-old juvenile has been charged with disorderly conduct in this incident.

According to police, on Thursday, April 20, 2017, around 9:30 p.m., investigators and school resources officers from the Clinton Police Department investigated a report of a threatening post on Instagram. They say the posts were directed toward the safety of students and staff of Clinton High School, to occur the following day, April 21, 2017.

Police say they worked closely with the administrative staff and of the Clinton Community School District and within three hours of the threat, officers identified the source of the post and determined it wasn't credible.

Police say that help and information from the community led to a quick resolution to the threats made on social media.

ORIGINAL: Police say a social media post threatening the safety of students and staff at Clinton High School was not credible. Police say it was published on Instagram and the threat was to occur Friday, April 21, 2017.

"The Clinton Police Department worked closely with the administrative staff of the Clinton Community School District on this investigation," said Capt. Bill Greenwalt.

"Within three hours of the threat, officers identified the source of the “Instagram” post and determined the threat was not credible."

Police say they became aware of the Instagram post at about 9:30 Thursday night. The Clinton High School principal, JohnRyan Kuch, took to Twitter to let parents and students know he was aware of the investigation.



The Clinton Police Departments is thanking the community for its assistance in the investigation, saying the information provided "ultimately led to a quick resolution to the threats made on social media."