2 juveniles arrested for 'threatening note' at ROCHS

Two 14-year old females have been charged with terroristic threats and transferred to the juvenile detention center Friday afternoon, Dec. 17, following the discovery of a threatening note in a Red Oak High School restroom. Red Oak Police Chief Justin Rhamy said once the note was discovered, around 1:30 p.m., students were evacuated to the activity center. Roughly 30 minutes later, after the building had been cleared by officials with the Red Oak Police Department, Red Oak Fire Department and Red Oak Emergency Management, classes resumed as scheduled. Rhamy said there was an officer already at the high school when the note was found, because of a social media threat that Friday, Dec. 17 was “National School Shooting Day.” Rhamy said security camera footage quickly led to the discovery of the two youths who had left the note. A law enforcement presence remained at both campuses until the end of the school day. The varsity basketball games against Harlan Community High School will go on this evening as scheduled.

The Red Oak Express

2012 Commerce Drive
P.O. Box 377
Red Oak, IA 51566
Phone: 712-623-2566 Fax: 712-623-2568

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