North High School

The entrance to North High School in Sioux City.

SIOUX CITY | A North High School student has been arrested in connection with a bomb threat made to the school Tuesday.

Sioux City police arrested the student, who has not been named, on a charge of false reporting, a Class D felony.

The investigation is ongoing, according to a Sioux City Police Department news release.

Police responded to the bomb threat just before 10 a.m. at the school, 4200 Cheyenne Blvd. The message, which said a bomb would detonate at 1:28 p.m., was displayed on an electronic message board on an online video game.

Approximately 1,500 students were evacuated from the school and transported to the North Middle School gymnasium nearby. After police conducted two searches of the interior and exterior of the high school and found nothing suspicious, the students were allowed back into the building at about 2 p.m.

In addition to the criminal charges, the student could face punishment, including expulsion, from the school district.

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