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"I'm going to shoot up the school:" 14-year-old facing charges after allegedly making threat at Hartford Union High School

Photo Credit: Hartford Union High School Facebook Page

HARTFORD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A student has been taken into custody after making threatening comments at Hartford Union High School.

Police investigated a report of a student overhearing a comment in a conversation between two other students in the hallway. The student allegedly heard one of them say, "I'm going to shoot up the school."

The threat was allegedly made around 7:25 a.m. on Monday. 

The student was identified and brought in for questioning. The student admitted to having made the comment, police say. The student also allegedly said that they made the comment because they "were having a bad morning" and that they never had any intention of acting upon the comment.

No weapons were found in the student’s possession and none were located on school grounds. It is not believed that weapons were ever actually on the school grounds.

During the course of this investigation, the student’s mother voluntarily surrendered three firearms belonging to the family from their residence in the Town of Hartford.

The student had not made any direct reference to these weapons, but they were removed from the residence pending the outcome of this investigation.

Charges of Disorderly Conduct have been referred against the student.

The Hartford Police Department issued a statement "commending the students who came forward to report this matter. The safety of our schools and our community is our top priority."

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story.


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