UPDATE: Black River Falls High School receives shooting threat

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BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- School officials say nothing was found during a sweep of Black River Falls High School Thursday following a threat.

The Black River Falls School District superintendent says they have not identified who left the note in the boys’ bathroom Wednesday afternoon. The note reportedly made threats of a school shooting.

The superintendent told WEAU 13 News they are looking at surveillance video to create a list of possible students involved.

Additional officers from the Black River Falls Police Department, as well as the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and State Patrol, are at the school, but classes are resuming Thursday as normal.

The superintendent also said that attendance Thursday was down, but that was expected, as the district gave parents the option to have kids stay home.

Law enforcement presence will also be at the school on Friday.



BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Black River Falls School District is taking precautions Thursday morning after receiving a shooting threat Wednesday afternoon.

In a Facebook post, Superintendent Shelly Severson said they found a note in a high school boys bathroom Wednesday afternoon stating someone was going to shoot up the school on Thursday.

Severson said the entire high school will be swept with officers and canine units before students arrive Thursday morning. Only two of the schools' entrances will be left open, and officers with metal detectors will be waiting at those entrances. Staff will accompany the officers and will search students if warranted.

Although there was no threat to the Black River Falls Middle School, only one entrance will be left open there. Officers with metal detectors will also be waiting at that entrance.

You can find the district’s full statement below.



 
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