Police: 2 Reedsburg students arrested for writing 'kill list' naming other students

REEDSBURG, Wis. (WISC) -- Two middle school students were arrested Wednesday after officials discovered a list of student's names titled "kill list," according to a release from the Reedsburg Police Department.

The list was discovered by Webb Middle School officials. The 13-year-olds were removed from school and interviewed by Reedsburg police, officials said.

The list was originally sent as a Snapchat to another juvenile, who notified school officials, according to the release.

Officials with the Police Department said they assessed the threat and determined that the threat level was low. The threat made no reference to any action, and both students lacked the means to carry out a threat, officials said.

Both students have been released to their parents. In addition to potential school district disciplinary action, both students will face charges of making terrorist threats and disorderly conduct, according to the release.

School District of Reedsburg Superintendent Tom Benson posted a statement about the incident on Facebook saying that they are continuing to respond to this incident.

"We are proud of the reaction of our staff, and very grateful for the swift, professional efforts of law enforcement," Benson said in the statement. "Providing a safe and secure environment for our students, staff and the visitors to our schools is our greatest priority. We are confident that our schools are safe, and we are working hard every day to make them even safer."

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