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Winona teen faces charges after Snapchat video references shooting up school



Contents of a Snapchat video have landed a 15-year-old Winona boy in jail.

Winona police say a student notified a school official of a Snapchat message he had received, which showed the boy referencing a school shooting.

Police were immediately notified and went to the boy’s house where he was taken into custody.

Charges of threats of violence have been referred to Winona County’s attorney.

Winona Police Chief Paul Bostrack commended the student for taking the threat seriously and contacting the school official.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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