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SPENCER, Iowa -- A Spencer High School student was arrested Wednesday after posting threats to the school on a social media platform.

The Spencer Police Department was notified in the afternoon that a student had made threats on Snapchat of school violence to be carried out at a later date.

Police searched the student's home and found no weapons or other types of planning materials, police Chief Mark Warburton said in a news release.

The student, who was not identified, was arrested on a charge of threat of terrorism, a Class D felony, and was transported to the Youth Emergency Services Detention Center in Cherokee, Iowa, Warburton said.

Spencer Community Schools superintendent Terry Hemann said the district notified parents of the threat in the afternoon. The school was not placed on lockdown status, he said.


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