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Juvenile charges filed against teen accused of threats to Sparta schools

Brad Williams

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Monroe County is bringing charges in juvenile court against a Sparta High School student accused of making threats online.

Public schools in Sparta were locked down for a while Nov. 26, because of a social media message that included images of weapons.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested at the high school that morning. No weapons were found.

The district attorney’s office in Sparta said a petition has been filed in court, but the specific charges have not been made public.

The teenager has been released and is expected back in juvenile court next week.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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