Police monitor Century after threats; one juvenile arrested

Police were present as a precautionary measure as the school day began at Century Junior High today, Jan. 13.

Forest Lake Schools officials notified the Forest Lake Police Department on Thursday of threats posted on Facebook by two Century students.

According to a statement released by Forest Lake Schools Communications Coordinator Ross Bennett, a group of students had made “clear threats indicating the intent of some type of violent retaliation toward four individuals who work at Century’s central office.”

The subsequent police investigation led to the arrest of one juvenile male late Thursday night. He was transported to the Washington County Juvenile holding facility.  The second student investigated was not arrested at this time.

On Thursday afternoon, three other Century students were suspended for plotting the initiation of a disruptive activity. The Facebook threats by the other two students stemmed from the incidents earlier in the day, Bennett confirmed.

The case remains under investigation by the FLPD.

“Administrators at Century and at the district office are confident that the situation has been resolved, and school will resume today as normal,” Bennett’s statement said.