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UPDATE: Alleged school threat in Whitefish Bay was misunderstanding

Updated: 4:38 p.m. February 16, 2018

WHITEFISH BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A new updated release from Whitefish Bay Police says that the student who made the alleged threats was walking, talking and singing into his phone and the video and audio files were legible at times and illegible at others. There was never any mention of going to school to do any shooting at all.

On Thursday afternoon, a teacher was telling their students that they needed to report any type of school violence threat. During this discussion one student though they watched a Snapchat post by someone threatening to shoot up the school. Another student thought they watched a similar video. 

One of the students told their mother who sent an email to the Middle School principal who told Whitefish Bay Police.

The parent of the student and the student himself who was alleged to have made the threat were very cooperative with police who determined that no crime was committed.

Police say they appreciate that they were contacted by the school and further possible threats should be sent to them immediately.


Updated: 2:49 p.m. February 16, 2018

WHITEFISH BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- In an updated release, Whitefish Bay Schools said after the investigation police determined there was no credible threat.

Due to confidentiality the School District is not allowed to say what, if any, discipline the student underwent.


Posted: 9:27 a.m. February 16, 2018

WHITEFISH BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- An alleged threat was made on Snapchat Thursday saying a student was going to commit violence at Whitefish Bay Middle School.

The school contacted the parent of the student and asked them to keep the student home. The parent agreed to keep their son at home.

The threat was revealed when another student told their parents about the post who then contacted authorities early Friday morning. The threat did not include a specific date, time or specifics.

Whitefish Bay Police have been interviewing everyone involved to determine if a crime has been committed.

Whitefish Bay Schools and Whitefish Bay Police made the decision to the keep the school open on Friday. A police officer will be at the school all day.

Whitefish Bay Schools released the following statement:

"Threats or even prank like activities to the student body, staff and/or facilities are taken very seriously. Individuals who make such threats will face considerable disciplinary action up to and including expulsion as well as criminal sanctions."
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