Grafton High School student taken into custody after posting threat

GRAFTON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Superintendent of Grafton Schools sent parents a message Tuesday night about a threat a Grafton High School student shared on social media Tuesday afternoon.

A parent contacted the police department about the threat Tuesday night. Police investigated and took the student who shared the post into custody. 

According to a letter from the Superintendent, the student in question does not have access to firearms. The school is working with police and feel comfortable continuing school as normal on Wednesday. 

You can read the full letter below:

I apologize for the late message but we are contacting you about a threat that a student at GHS shared on social media this afternoon alleging to put GHS students at risk. Tonight, a parent contacted the police department and notified them about the threat. The police immediately investigated the situation and have taken the student into custody. The police have confirmed that the student in question does not have access to firearms. We are working closely with the police department and after speaking directly with Chief Wenten, we are comfortable that the high school is safe and we will continue with our normal school day on Wednesday, September 20th. We do not believe any other schools were at risk but we are keeping everyone in the loop.

We take all threats seriously. Student safety is always our highest priority and we will continue to make sure that all students and staff are safe. We appreciate the Grafton Police Department’s swift response to this threat as well as our parents partnering with us to keep our schools safe. We will have an increased police presence on our high school campus tomorrow. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me or GHS Principal, Scott Mantei.

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