During the school day on March 8, the Adel Police Department was called regarding threats of violence, that were found to be “terroristic in nature towards individuals and the school itself,” at A-D-M Middle School in Adel.
According to a press release issued by the Adel Police Department on Friday, March 9, a 14-year-old male student at A-D-M was arrested and charged with making threats and threat of terrorism, both Class D felonies.
“The specific threats made were serious enough to warrant the arrest of the individual, and I echo the statement Superintendent Dufoe sent to parents in that I believe that no students or staff were in any immediate danger,” said Adel Police Chief Gordy Shepherd in a news release.
The arrest was made after conducting numerous interviews.
“The willingness of witnesses to come forward and the quick action and cooperation of A-D-M school staff was paramount in how fast we were able to make an arrest in this case,” Shepherd added.
The news release states that the Adel Police Department will continue its investigation and will be conducting more interviews based on what they have learned so far. Additional arrests and charges are possible.
The Dallas County News will continue to update this story as information becomes available.