A student at a northwest Iowa private school who allegedly threatened classmates Thursday on the website Facebook is no longer in class. Gehlen Catholic School officials in Le Mars say they followed their emergency plan when they removed one student who they say allegedly used electronic communication to make a threat against some other students.
The student is in the seventh through 12th grade level of the private school. Le Mars police were also contacted by school officials. Police have not charged the student whose name has not been released. School president Rev. Kevin Richter says the school and Diocese of Sioux City take any threats of violence seriously and are cooperating with authorities.
By Joanne Glamm, KLEM, Le Mars