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Pella High Student to Be Held Until Wednesday on Arson Threat Charge

A Pella High School Student has been charged with threatening arson after a Facebook post. On Tuesday the Pella Police Department received a report of a Facebook post on a 16 year old female high school student’s page threatening to place an incendiary or explosive device in a place where it would pose a danger to people. The girl was charged with a class D felony and taken to the Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Facility in Eldora. School administration met Wednesday to decide disciplinary action. The student was in court on Wednesday, where a Judge decided there was a probable cause to believe she had committed a crime, and that she was a danger to the community. She will be held until next Wednesday when she will return to court and a judge will determine if she can be released.