A Winsted man has been arrested and charged for threatening a Hutchinson school WEdnesday.  Around 12:30 Wednesday afternoon, New Century Academy received a threat of violence via social media.  The suspect identified as Christopher Hecksel, posted a comment that he was going to “shoot up NCA.”  NCA, West Elementary, Hutchinson Middle and High School, Hutchinson ECFE and St. Anastasia Catholice School all went into lockdown as a precautionary measure.  Hecksel was arrested on a traffic stop in Hutchinson on Thursday and taken to the McLeod County Jail.  he has been charged with one felony count of Threats of Violence.


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