ELK MOUND, Wis. (WEAU)-- Dunn County law enforcement is investigating a verbal threat at Elk Mound Middle School Wednesday afternoon.
According to Elk Mound Superintendent of Schools Eric Wright, a middle school student made threats to harm several other students.
Law enforcement have been in contact with the student and the school will continue to work with law enforcement throughout this investigation.
Wright says, “At this time we feel there is no further threat, and believe our students will be safe at school tomorrow.”
PRESS RELEASE FROM DUNN COUNTY:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at approximately 4:30 PM the Dunn County E-911 Center received a report of a threat that was made to the Elk Mound Middle School. Dunn County Deputies responded to the Middle School for further follow up on the matter.
Through a subsequent investigation it was learned that there was a verbal and physical altercation on a bus returning to the Elk Mound Middle School from a field trip. This altercation carried over into the school when they returned. A 13-year-old student involved made a threat regarding the possibility of a shooting that could occur at the school on Friday.
The investigation continued to a residence in Elk Mound Township, where the juvenile was taken into custody in regard to the altercation and comments made.
Information will be sent to the Dunn County District Attorney’s Office and Department of Human Services for charges.
The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office takes a zero tolerance stance on threats of school violence. The Sheriff’s Office takes school safety seriously and will have extra patrol units in the area.