Possible Threat at Shattuck Middle School
Photo: Video by nbc26.com
Neenah Police are investigating a possible threat at Shattuck Middle School.
Administrators received information of a student writing down a threat or making a list to harm a group of students at the school.
After events such as Columbine and Sandy Hook, law enforcement can never be so sure if a student will actually act on a threat. That's why those involved in this incident are not taking it lightly.
"It's troubling when these things happen."
Chief Kevin Wilkinson of the Neenah Police Department says a student a shattuck middle school wrote something down that was perceived to be a threat.
"We don't joke around in schools about taking someone out."
After the incident, the school district released this statement saying quote, "those investigating do not believe that shattuck students are or have been in any immediate danger. Families of students involved in any way have all been contacted regarding this incident."
Neenah police say this isn't the first time they have gotten a report like this, however after recent events in the country they're going to take it seriously every single time.
"Somebody does something, says something, or writes something that is perceived by others to be a possible threat and so then we have to take that seriously," says Wilkinson.
“It's just crazy." Michael Segers both parent and former student says he "never would expect something like that to happen around here."
As for future incidents at the school, "I don't know how I would react if something ever did happen to my daughter because of something like this."
The school does have a liason officer who is handling the incident. The investigation is still active, and investigators plan to speak with all students and parents involved.