The threats, made during an online group chat Monday night, mentioned a gun being brought to the school. On Wednesday, the Creston Police Department was notified of the threats by the high school.
When officers arrived at the school, the school had already identified the individuals involved and isolated them from the other students. Officers met with the students and their parents. After completing the investigation, 17-year-old Dustin Williams, 16-year-old Chance Brown and 17-year-old Nicolas Chase were each charged with first-degree harassment.
These individuals were released to their parents and the case has been referred to juvenile authorities. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.
(Reporting by Jordan Armstrong, KSIB, Creston)