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Waconia student taken into custody after 'inappropriate video' posted on social media

Waconia student taken into custody after 'inappropriate video' posted on social media Photo: File

Updated: December 13, 2019 05:07 PM

Waconia High School was released early Friday after an "inappropriate video" was posted on social media by a student.

The Carver County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to the school at 7:53 a.m. and arrested the 16-year-old boy who posted the video.

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Waconia Public Schools (WPS) said the sheriff's office notified the school of "questionable social media activity" following the incident. WPS said the sheriff's office wanted to investigate and requested students at the high school be released at 11:45 a.m.

The school district said there's no immediate threat and the early release is just a precautionary measure. The middle and elementary schools continued their days as scheduled.

"The system worked. When people see something, we need them to say something and that's what happened here," said Waconia Superintendent Pat Devine. "Due to the swiftness of everyone's actions, at no time during this situation were students in imminent danger. We are very thankful for our parents, staff and the local authorities, for working together to ensure the safety of all students."

No other details were immediately available regarding the video and social media activity, but the school district said no weapons were ever on school property.

An investigation is ongoing.

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