More information is being released on an incident that prompted the closing of a Northeast Iowa school.

According to the Riceville Community School District, a former student made a threat directed toward the school Wednesday evening(Feb. 21). The threat was reported to district officials by current Riceville School students.

School officials then got the Howard County Sheriff involved, which launched an investigation. The school and the sheriff agreed that, due to the potential seriousness of the threat, school would be cancelled for today (Thursday).

The suspect who issued the threat has been identified, however no names have been released yet. The case remains under investigation by the Howard County Sheriff, Howard County Attorney, U.S. Attorney General, and the F.B.I..

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the sheriff's office or Riceville School District.

School officials note in a press release, that they are thankful for the students who reported the threat incident.

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