UPDATE – 3:30 p.m. March 21: Williston Police report they have a juvenile male in custody following their investigation into reports of a threatening message involving Williston High School circulating on social media. He has been cited with three counts of terrorizing. Additional charges and/or counts of terrorizing are expected, police say.

“The Williston Police Department does not believe there is any current threat to the
Williston High School or any of the Williston Basin School District #7 schools regarding this incident,” investigators say. “The Williston Police Department would like to thank our community, Williston High School staff, and Williston Basin School District #7 for their assistance and cooperation during this investigation.”

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WILLISTON, ND (KXNET) — The Williston Police Department is investigating a social media threat against Williston High School.

According to a post on its Facebook page, the department says around 10:17 p.m., on Monday, it received several reports of a threatening message circulating on social media regarding the high school.

“As a precaution, the Williston Police Department will have extra law enforcement stationed at Williston High School,” the department posted. “The Williston Police Department is conducting an investigation into the threatening social media post. More information may be released as it becomes available.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as they become available.