West Bend HS students, ages 15 and 17, taken into custody for compass threat on social media
WEST BEND, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 15 and 17-year-old were taken into custody in connection to a threat at West Bend High School.
According to the West Bend Police Department, a student reported receiving a message on social media on Tuesday, Dec. 3, of a compass showing the names of five cities including Waukesha, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Brookfield and West Bend.
Officials identified a 15-year-old West Bend student as the one who created the picture and a 17-year-old student admitted to sharing it with numerous others. According to police, the 15-year-old stated he wrote the names of cities with the intention of suggesting that Brookfield, Sheboygan, and West Bend would be the next victims of a shooting at school.
The City of Brookfield Police Department is also referring charges of disorderly conduct to the Waukesha County juvenile authorities and Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office.