Hartford Union High School arrests student after second threat this week

HARTFORD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Wednesday afternoon Hartford Police were called to Hartford Union High School for a report of a student making threats using a gun.

It is the second threat at the school this week. A student was arrested for a threat made Monday morning.

On Wednesday around a teacher and other students the suspect was discussing the arrest of the first student and said it was a joke. The student continued by saying, "I do what I want to do" and then said they wanted to shoot up the school.

The student was questioned and taken into custody by the Police School Liaison Officer admitting that he made the comments.

No weapons were found in the student’s possession and none were located on school grounds. No evidence was found to suggest that weapons were ever actually on the school grounds in this incident. The subject denied actually owning or possessing any firearms.

Upon contacting the student’s mother, officers were advised that she had discussed the Monday incident with her child on Tuesday evening and told them to never engage in that type of activity.

The 15-year-old is awaiting charges.

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