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Village of Whitefish Bay
Friday February 16th, 2018 :: 04:32 p.m. CST


Update concerning the recent social media threat at the Whitefish Bay Middle School.

Concerning today’s alleged social media threat at the middle school we interviewed all parties involved. We viewed the saved digital files on the phone of the student who was alleged to have made a threat to shoot up the Middle School. These files were identified based on the times provided by the reporting student. There was no mention of going to any school to do any shooting at all. The video and audio files were legible at times and illegible at other times as the student was walking and talking and singing into his phone.

On Thursday afternoon, after a class at the Middle School where a teacher was rightfully emphasising the need to report any type of school violence threat, several students were talking. One student thought they had watched a Snapchat post by a student who threatened to shoot up the school. The other student also thought they had watched a similar video. One of these students told her Mother. This Mother later in the evening sent an email to the Middle School Principal advising him of what her daughter had told her. He immediately notified us this morning and we commenced our investigation.

The parent of the student and the child who was alleged to have made the threat were extremely cooperative with us in our investigation. No crime or ordinance violation was committed by this student.

When parents become aware of any type of potential threat of violence please contact the police right away so we can immediately begin an investigation.

Chief of Police
Village of Whitefish Bay Police Department
5300 N. Marlborough Drive
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin 53217

Village of Whitefish Bay
5300 N Marlborough Dr
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

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