Cedar Rapids Police Make Arrest in Connection to Threat on District Schools
The Cedar Rapids Police Department has announced they've made an arrest in association with a social media threat that closed the entire Cedar Rapids Community School District on Monday, October 2.
Cedar Rapids Police and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation worked together on the case, which resulted in the arrest of a 14-year-old juvenile from Cedar Rapids on Thursday.
According to a media release, "No further information will be made available regarding the identity of the individual by the CRPD (Cedar Rapids Police Department) or CRCSD (Cedar Rapids Community School District)."
The Cedar Rapids Police Department learned of social media threats against the district on Saturday, September 30. The media release states "Iowa DCI, and other law enforcement agencies were extraordinarily helpful in this case. CRPD is grateful this incident was successfully closed without violence. School Resource Officers and patrol officers remain vigilant in providing secure, safe learning environments for students and staff. Finally, cooperation and communication with CRCSD officials and staff through this event has been effective and smooth and allowed our teams to focus on the investigation."
Cedar Rapids School Superintendent, Dr Tawana Grover, thanked police, the parents, and the community for their cooperation to "ensure safe and secure learning environments in our schools."
The Cedar Rapids Police Department says elements of the case are still under investigation.
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