West Allis police investigating Snapchat threat to Nathan Hale HS

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- West Allis police are investigating after a threat to Nathan Hale High School started circling on Snapchat Wednesday, Oct. 30. The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District says the post was referencing a rumor about a potential threat to school safety. 

Police said on Thursday, Oct. 31 additional officers will be at the school to ensure the safety of all students and staff. 

"As of now, we've had a very positive start to the school day. Students and staff are here. Teaching and learning is underway," said Superintendent Dr. Marty Lexmond. "We continue to have additional police presence at the main entrances and within the building itself. Also, additional District administrators and school counselors are present to provide supervision and support for students. We remain committed to maintaining are present to provide supervision and support for students." 

School officials say legal action will be taken as a consequence following any verified threat. 

The investigation comes one day after four Nathan Hale High School students were arrested. The district says five students were involved in a verbal altercation as they were released from school. 

Police say the altercation between two groups of students turned physical. Due to the number of students and their behavior, police responded and arrested four students.

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