18-year-old student taken into custody after possible social media threat to school

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- An 18-year-old student is in custody after a photo was sent on social media with a comment alluding to a possible act of violence that would take place at LakeView Technology Academy on Wednesday. 

Pleasant Prairie Police said at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, a school resource officer at LakeView Technology Academy was advised that a photo of a "male-party holding a firearm" was forwarded on Instagram by an 18-year-old student with a threatening comment. The comment alluded to a possible act of violence that would take place at the school later in the day. Police and detectives responded to the school and helped with the investigation. 

The 18-year-old student was taken into custody and the investigation is ongoing. Police say there is not an active threat at LakeView Technology Academy. The department says they take all threats of violence seriously and that individuals involved in this type of behavior will be held accountable for their actions. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pleasant Prairie Police Department at 262-694-7353.

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