Watertown teen charged with making a terrorist threat to students

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KSFY) - A Watertown teenager is being held at the Codington County Detention Center after allegedly making terrorist threats to students.

According to the Watertown Police Department, officers received reports Friday regarding a 16-year-old boy making threatening statements to students at Watertown High School.

Those students reported the boy to school officials who called police.

Authorities charged the boy with making a terrorist threat and placed him on a mental health hold pending an evaluation.

The investigation is ongoing.

Making a terrorist threat is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

Police said there is no threat to the community.