Union Grove High School threat appears to be hoax after 14-year-old edits Instagram post
RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Racine County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous tip on Monday from Crime Stoppers of a threat to the Union Grove High School.
The tip was based off an Instagram post depicting a person wearing a clown mask. Across the picture was the statement that "no one should attend school tomorrow because of a school shooter."
The Racine County Sheriff's Office Investigative Bureau responded and quickly identified the Instagram account holder.
It was determined that the original post did not contain the threatening statements.
It was further determined that the post had been screen captured and edited to contain threatening statements.
A suspect was identified as a 14-year-old female attendee of Union Grove High School. She was cooperative with investigators and admitted to editing the photo to contain the threats.
After a complete investigation, it was determined that there was no credible threat to Union Grove High School.
The juvenile was turned over to the Juvenile Detention Center.
The investigation remains ongoing.