Teens face felonies in CCMS incident

CHARLES CITY — Two 14-year-olds — a girl and a boy — and one 15-year-old boy age facing felony terrorism charges.

The 15-year-old boy was taken into custody last Wednesday after a Charles City Middle School parent reported an “inappropriate” post on social media linked to him. Middle school students told North Cedar Reports the post threatened violence against the school.

Charles City Police continued their investigation which led them to the 14 year olds who were taken into custody on Thursday and remanded to juvenile authorities, police report.

The trio were charged with the class D felony of making terroristic threats, according to an update posted on the police department’s Facebook page.

The Charles City School District issued this statement:

“The Charles City Police Department and the Charles City Community School District continue to cooperate in the investigation of an incident last week regarding inappropriate social media posts.
“The Charles City Community School District takes social media posts seriously and digital citizenship is a critical skill that should be undertaken with forethought. Words have consequences and law enforcement today issued consequences for three individuals who made poor choices last week.
“We emphasize, our cooperation with local law enforcement ensures student safety is our top priority.

“For further comment please refer to the Charles City Police Department or the Floyd County Attorney.”