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Iowa Teen Arrested For Posting a Job Listing for School Shooter

A teen was charged with a felony after he posted a job for a school shooter on Indeed.com.

The Fort Dodge Police Department arrested a 14-year-old male Monday afternoon after he allegedly posted an ad on Indeed for the position of school shooter.


In a media release, the FDPD said they were contacted by several individuals on Friday about the posting.


When investigating, police did try to apply for the position to get more information about who posted the job but to no avail.


After contacting, Indeed.com they were able to pinpoint the job posting back to the 14 year old. His identity is not being released due to his age.


Police charged him with threat of terrorism, which is a felony. A search warrant was also issued for his place of residence, according to the release.


“Due to the nature of the post, it resulted in numerous inquiries to the Fort Dodge Police Department as well as the Fort Dodge Community School District (FDCSD),” a police spokesperson said in the release. With student safety being of utmost importance, we always are working in collaboration with the FDCSD anytime a potential threat or concern is raised. This incident was no different. Once information was gathered, we worked closely with the school staff to identify the individual involved and hold them accountable. The Fort Dodge Police Department is committed to continuing these relationships, with all school districts in Fort Dodge, to ensure our youth are given the best opportunities for success.”


On Monday, the police department told the community the post was deleted and there is no credible threat.

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Sherelle Black is a Content Editor for the Infrastructure Solutions Group at 1105 Media.

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