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UPDATE: Teen charged for allegedly making threats against Algona High School

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ALGONA (KWWL) -

A teenager has been charged for allegedly making a threat of violence against Algona High School.

The Algona Police Department says it was made aware of the situation Tuesday night, after someone contacted them about a social media post containing a threat. After being notified of the threat the Algona School District chose to cancel classes for Wednesday.

Police now say a 16-year-old Algona resident has been charged with threat of terrorism in the case. The suspect's name has not been released by officials but they say the teen is being held pending action in juvenile court.

No other suspects are believed to have been party to the threat.

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An Iowa school district is canceling classes today after it received threats last night.

The Algona Community School District wasn't specific about the threat, but says law enforcement let them know about a threat against the school system at 10:15 p.m.

"Since the credibility of the threat could not be determined prior to school starting Wednesday, administration and law enforcement decided to cancel school for Wednesday to ensure the safety of students," says Superintendent Marty Fonley.

Fonley also said police will continue to work with the school to determine the credibility of the threat.

Yesterday, the Johnston School District canceled classes after parents received threatening text messages.  Police investigated and say the threats were not credible.  Some parents believe a hacker could be responsible.

School is back in session today in Johnston after a 2-hour delay this morning.

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