Deputies respond to Elk Mound school threat

ELK MOUND, Wis. (WEAU)-- Deputies were called to an elementary school in Elk Mound Thursday after they received a report of a threat.

The Dunn County Sheriffs Department says a man from Oneida County put a threatening post on Facebook about Mound View Elementary. Deputies went to the school to make sure the kids and staff were safe, and found there was no danger. The school sent out an alert to parents telling them about the incident.

The man who made the post was identified and officers contacted him. His name hasn't been released. Deputies say he claimed the post didn't mean anything and took it down.

Sheriff Dennis Smith says he wants the public to know that any threat regarding school safety will be taken seriously.

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POST FROM ELK MOUND SCHOOL DISTRICT:
Today we were notified by Dunn County Law Enforcement of a threatening post on a social media site by a person not from Elk Mound.

Law enforcement and school administration, in an abundance of caution, made sure our buildings were and would remain secure and safe. We did have a visible law enforcement presence for most of the afternoon at and around our schools.

The individual who made the posting was contacted by Law Enforcement and the incident is under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department along with other law enforcement agencies.

We will continue to follow our school safety procedures and we feel, along with law enforcement, that no one in our schools is in danger related to this social media post.

We want to assure you that we take any and every incident that even remotely threatens safety or security in our schools seriously. We will continue to work cooperatively with law enforcement and greatly appreciate their help.

Thank you for your understanding.

Dr. Ronald J. Walsh


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