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. 

West Bend Police took both teens into custody. The 15-year-old was referred to Washington County juvenile authorities for disorderly conduct. The 17-year-old was cited for disorderly conduct.

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.

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