Threat concern forces school activities to be cancelled in WACO school district

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Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 11:11 AM CDT
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HENRY COUNTY, Iowa (KYOU) - The Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call on September 9 around 6:30 pm about a person on their way to the WACO school property in Wayland, Iowa. The caller said the person was threatening to hurt another person.

The sheriff’s office says due to the circumstances of the threat, it was decided by the WACO school administration and the sheriff’s office to suspend activities including a volleyball game that was taking place at the school.

All students and fans were safely removed from the school. The sheriff’s office says a short time later, the suspect who triggered the alarm was arrested in Washington County.

The Washington County Sheriff’s office will continue its investigation regarding this person as well as the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

No word on any pending charges in relation to this investigation.

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