THURSDAY 12/16/2021 7:04 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – A 16-year-old was arrested after confessing to police that he was the one that crafted the threatening social media message on Wednesday night directed at Preble High School.

According to the Green Bay Police Department, at around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police were notified of a third social media-based threat directed at Preble High School within the last four days.

Shortly after the threat was discovered, district officials announced they would be moving in-person instruction to an asynchronous learning day on Thursday, Dec. 16, and a virtual learning day with teacher instruction on Friday, Dec. 17.

An investigation into this third threat ensued and police say after following several leads, they were able to identify three individuals that were subsequently questioned in relation to the threatening Instagram post.

Officials report that as the investigation progressed, a 16-year-old boy was identified as the likely suspect. 

Authorities say the teen ultimately confessed to posting the threatening language. The suspect is being held in custody and charges of Terroristic Threats are being referred to the Brown County District Attorney’s Office. 

Officers say no further information will be released at this time but those with information related to this case are encouraged to call Green Bay Police, 920-448-3208.  Please reference report # 21-270946.  Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime stoppers at 920-432-STOP (7867). You may also submit a tip online at, or utilize the “P3 Tips” app for crime tips.

Original Story: Concerning social post prompts Preble High School to go virtual Dec. 16-17

WEDNESDAY 12/15/2021 10:10 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Preble High School classes will be moving virtual the next two days due to a social media post on Instagram that is concerning the school district.

According to a release, the Green Bay Area Public School District (GBAPS) was alerted to a certain post on Instagram Wednesday evening regarding Preble High School.

School officials say the district is collaborating with the Green Bay Police Department (GBPD), who is currently investigating the situation.

Personnel at both the GBAPS and GBPD say these kinds of threats are taken very seriously. They say students who make threats, even as a joke, can face some very serious consequences up to and including expulsion through the age of 21.

For now, district officials say Preble High School will be having an asynchronous learning day Thursday, Dec. 16, and will have a virtual learning day with teacher instruction Friday, Dec. 17.

The release says students will still be able to pick up meals – with breakfast available at 7:00 a.m. and lunch pickup from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the window near the commons on S. Danz Ave.