Suspect identified in Nekoosa school threat
For the City Times
NEKOOSA – The Nekoosa Police Department says that the originator of a threat to the Nekoosa School District on Dec. 5 was identified as a juvenile living in Michigan.
Nekoosa Chief Shawn Woods says that it appears that the local connection was random and that there was never a legitimate threat to any area school district. The threat was communicated through the “YOLO” social media platform which creates an anonymous profile linked to the Snapchat social media platform.
Police say the investigation began on Dec. 5 at approximately 10:30 p.m. The person of interest was identified Dec. 6 at approximately 9 a.m., with the assistance of the Meridian Township Police Department.
The threat did not include specific information regarding weapons, methods, or individuals, but was taken very seriously by the Nekoosa Police Department and other area law enforcement agencies.
The Nekoosa Police Department is working with the Wood County District Attorney to proceed with criminal action in this matter. The Nekoosa Police Department is determined to hold anyone accountable for threats against our schools and community.
“We are committed to partner with the Nekoosa School District to provide a safe learning and work environment for students and staff,” said Woods. “The Nekoosa School District has been cleared to resume normal school operations.”