Teen arrested after posting video with gun outside Edina High School: Police

Police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested Friday for allegedly posting a threatening video on social media taken outside of Edina High School.  

According to a press release, the Edina Police Department said they were alerted to a Snapchat video taken outside in the high school parking lot Thursday night showing a teenage boy with a "semi-automatic handgun and extended magazine in his lap" with the caption "Come outside, b---h."

The teen left the high school campus and did not return, according to authorities. 

The police informed Edina Public Schools about the threat, and officials moved Edina High School and Edina Valley View Middle School to e-learning on Friday, out of an abundance of caution, as police investigated the threat. The school district also sent out a letter to families Friday saying additional law enforcement will be at all Edina school buildings.

Edina police worked with the FBI and Minneapolis Police Department to identify the teenager and arrested him on Friday morning in the 1500 block of East Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. 

"Although the threat was directed at one building, these incidents are unsettling and concerning for everyone in our community. Our most urgent priority is the safety of our students and staff. Every action taken today was to act out of an abundance of caution to keep everyone safe," said Superintendent Dr. Stacie Stanley in a letter to families. 

Authorities did not provide a motive for the threat but said he was not a current or former student at the high school. Police and school officials will be hosting a press conference Friday afternoon. 

The incident remains under investigation.