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Mukwonago H.S. Student Issued $250 Ticket for Swearing, Disorderly Conduct

A $250 ticket for swearing - that's the citation one Mukwonago High School student got just days before the end of the school year.

According the brief police description of the event, this student is 15-years-old. The incident happened June 5 when a school resource officer issued the ticket after hearing the student loudly using expletives.

Village of Mukwonago police say, at a certain point, bad language becomes disorderly conduct. Officers enforce Chapter 947.01 of the Wisconsin code which says disorderly conduct includes "...whoever, in a public or private place, engages in violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud or otherwise disorderly conduct...is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor."

Mukwonago Police say the schools typically operate on a system of warnings when it comes to issuing citations for students.

The school resource officer noted that in this situation the student had been using similar language in the administration area.


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