Student arrested after reported threat of school violence at Fertile-Beltrami School

The investigation is ongoing.

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FERTILE, Minn. — A student was arrested in northwest Minnesota on Tuesday after law enforcement received a threat of school violence online.

On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the Polk County Sheriff's Office received a "report of school violence made on social media by a Fertile-Beltrami School student."

The juvenile student was arrested, according to a press release from the sheriff's office issued Wednesday, Dec. 21.

There is no immediate threat at this time, the release said.

The investigation is ongoing and the sheriff's office is working closely with the Fertile-Beltrami School administration.


No further information will be released at this time.

Calls to school officials to learn more about the incident have not been returned as of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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