Extra police at Baraboo High School following potential threat

Frederick Owens
February 21, 2018

Investigators found there was no gun witnessed at the school and the threats were very vague and unspecific. He responded by threatening administrators and promising to return the next day to shoot up the school, police said. In response to the post, school officials contacted the police to investigate.

Police asked parents to remain calm as the investigation continued. The weapons were "pellet-type" guns, and the juvenile was taken to the Campbell County Juvenile Detention Center, according to Sgt. Natalie Selby.

"All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, you'd better run, better run, faster than my bullet", read the lyrics. Hartford Police didn't find any weapons in the student's possession or on the school's grounds.

However, officials say another social media post was discovered that threatened middle and elementary schools in the Central York School District.

Willoughby police said the threat is still under investigation and additional officers will be present at the school.

Jackson Public School spokeswoman Allison Erwin defended the decision to hold class on Friday.

Your child's safety is our number one priority.

Tips about students threatening violence have increased since the shooting, Chief Dugan said at a joint news conference Tuesday with Hillsborough County School Superintendent Jeff Eakins.

Parents were initially notified of the matter Saturday afternoon by way of an email from Principal Jon Tallamy.

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"No credible evidence has been substantiated regarding any type of school shooting to occur in the Monroe Township Schools", he wrote.

The student posted a photo showing an assault rifle with the words "round 2 of Florida tomorrow".

"HUHS takes any threats of any kind seriously in order to ensure the safety and security of everyone in the school". We immediately began to work with local law enforcement agencies and because of the involvement of the community and the diligence of the police departments, two juveniles are now being detained.

The student was arrested and later released to the custody of his parents. Officials don't believe the students were under any real threat.

"We have also been working the past three months with our resource officer to improve our safety plan around the district", Fisher said.

The Maquoketa Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff's Department immediately began an investigation.

Petal High was the second school to receive such a threat after the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed.

"Because this incident involves juveniles, the amount of information that can be shared is limited", the release states.

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