A 15-year-old Huron High School student was arrested Wednesday after they made a bomb threat on social media.
According to Police Chief Everette Robbins, the student was in a class within the school at the time of his arrest.
Officers responded at 10:40 a.m. to the high school to take the student into custody.
“The Administrators at Huron High School acted quickly on the information in regards to the possible threat and really did all that could be asked of them. They contacted us right away and immediately removed the student from class,” he said.
According to Robbins, the student admitted to the threat and stated that it was meant to be a joke.
“Nothing of a suspicious nature was located,” he said.
“At no time do we believe today that anyone was in any danger. I do believe that this student inappropriately believed that the threat would be funny or a way to get attention. Unfortunately for him he was wrong and will have to face the consequences of his actions.”
Wednesday’s incident is the second threat in two days that the school has received.
On Tuesday, authorities responded to a bomb threat that was handwritten on a bathroom wall in the school. After searching the school with multiple law enforcement and canine units, Huron High was given the all clear Tuesday afternoon.
“We cannot stress enough that parents should take this opportunity to use these cases as an example to their children about what can happen when you post inappropriate things on social media,” Robbins said.
Robbins said that the student and his parents are cooperating with the investigation.
It is unknown at this point if the 15-year-old is responsible for the threat discovered on Tuesday.