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Individuals “apprehended” for making threats at Onalaska Middle School



The Onalaska Police Department says the individuals who made threats directed at Onalaska Middle School have been caught.

Late Monday night, the school district sent a letter to parents noting there was a “serious threat” to the school, forcing it to shut down Tuesday.

Onalaska Police Chief Charles Ashbeck posted Tuesday afternoon the individuals were posting threats to social media. They are being referred for criminal charges.

School should return to normal on Wednesday.

This is the sixth such school threat in the area in the past month in a half — though at least two of them were not credible.

More information was recently released into the arrest of a Central High junior for threating to kill people at school.

In late October, Winona Police investigated a Snapchat threat that mentioned “Central High School” but was deemed a hoax — a screenshot mentioning a “generic” school that was shared all over the place.

In late November, Holmen Middle School had to deal with a school threat and referred a minor to the juvenile court system for charges of “Terroristic Threats and DC with a Computerized Device.”

Police have not released any other details into the incident.

A week before that, someone was “identified” by police for a Snapchat threatening to kill students and staff at Logan High School.

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  1. Kathy Ryan

    December 8, 2021 at 8:45 am

    These kids need to be locked up and face a severe judgement or you will have this going on all the time

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