Fond du Lac High School students will resume classes Wednesday following 'unsubstantiated' threat

Updated: 10:13 p.m. on May 31, 2022

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Police say classes will resume at Fond du Lac High School Wednesday, June 1 following an investigation into a reported threat to the school. 

Classes were canceled on Tuesday while authorities investigated the threat shared between students on Snapchat.

Police say they've now determined the threat was unsubstantiated and there is no evidence of danger. Officers traced the post back to three Fond du Lac High School students who were identified and interviewed along with a male who was attributed to making the comment in question. 

Police learned that on May 26 a student claimed to hear the male state that he had a gun. She said she didn't see a weapon or hear any specific threats to harm anyone. The comment was not reported to staff or law enforcement, but was brought to the attention of officers on Monday, May 30 as it was shared through social media. 

The police department says they will provide an increased presence around all Fond du Lac schools as students return back on Wednesday. 

Students and families are encouraged to report any suspicious activity or potential acts of violence rather than spreading the information to others. 

Posted: 7:58 p.m. on May 30, 2022

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Fond du Lac police are investigating a reported threat regarding Fond du Lac High School shared on social media. 

Authorities say they received information just after 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 30, that students received a message on Snapchat stating," Apperantly [sic] there are threats of an 11th and 12th grader having a gun on [sic] fondy just didn't do anything with it so pretty much the school might get shot up tomorrow. So if you, Guys have a choice to go then don't."

Police say the incident remains under investigation and officers are in contact with Fond du Lac School District Superintendent Dr. Fleig. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact School Resource Officer Matthew Chevremont at 920-970-7951 or to remain anonymous, call 920-322-3740.

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