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Triton Schools Superintendent grateful that someone reported alleged threat to authorities

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DODGE CENTER, Minn. (KTTC) -

Students, teachers and staff at Triton Public Schools are breathing a sigh of relief Friday, after someone reported to authorities that a student was allegedly making threats to harm students

Sheriff's deputies arrested the student Thursday night, and he made his first court appearance Friday. According to Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose, just before 11 p.m Thursday night, they learned of threat made by a Triton high school student.

We sat down with Triton Public Schools Superintendent Brett Joyce, who said he was very grateful that someone saw something, and then said something.

"This is my 31st year in education, so the grey hair's real, and I really am saddened, as all school officials are," said Joyce. "But we have great staff here and teachers do what it takes to teach students first, and then their curriculum. And so this is a day that you don't teach the curriculum but you teach life curriculum."

Superintendent Joyce said he was glad police were told about the threats, and that they worked as a team with the school to let them know what was going on.

The student apparently threatened students verbally and on Snapchat that they better not come school on Friday or he would "harm people."

The student told the deputies that he was not serious with the threats.

"They're going to learn a very powerful lesson from doing something they should not have done," said Joyce. "You don't say things that could bring harm to somebody or there's going to be some consequences. And there has to be because we have to do what's right to ensure safety."

Authorities said it appeared the student acted alone.

After authorities arrested the student they let Joyce know, and told him that the school can hold classes on Friday, as the threat was taken care of by law enforcement.

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