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Kenosha County Sheriff investigating Westosha Central High School Snapchat threat, classes canceled due to absences

Updated: 8:55 a.m. October 19, 2018

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Classes at Central High School have been canceled due to a large number of excused absences.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone who receives any kind of post or message related to this incident to take a ‘screenshot’ and forward it to the Sheriff’s Department website at http://www.kenoshacounty.org/548/Sheriff.


Posted: 8:03 a.m. October 19, 2018

KENOSHA (CBS 58) -- Kenosha County Sheriff Department is investigating a threat complaint at Central High School District of Weshota located near 75th St. and 248th Ave. in Salem. 

According to Sheriff, around 10 p.m., Thursday night, an anonymous person posted, "CHS School Shooting 10-19-18 Be Ready," on Snapchat. Users are able to create posts that disappear on the picture and video sending app, which made it hard to determine the original sender.

At this point, there is no credible evidence to confirm the threat, or if it even involves Central High School in Kenosha County. Currently, the school is open for classes and all activities. The Sheriff Department has extra personnel at the school and the investigation is ongoing. 

Sheriff David Beth, the department, and the Central High School Administration and staff take all threats or potential threats extremely seriously to ensure the safety of all students and staff.


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