‘Thought it was funny’: Two Preble High School students facing Terrorist Threats charges

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MONDAY 12/13/2021 1:39 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Green Bay Police Department is referring charges of Terrorist Threats to two Preble High School students after they allegedly made threats of a school shooting on Instagram.

According to the Green Bay Police Department, on Dec. 12 around 10 p.m. officers were dispatched to an incident regarding multiple Instagram posts relating to a threat of a school shooting at Preble High School.

On Monday morning, two students (aged 16 and 15) admitted to authorities that they had posted the threats. They reportedly thought it was funny and wanted to see what people’s reactions would be.

The Green Bay Police Department believes there was not any real attempt to prepare or complete any type of shooting at a school.

The two suspects were taken to Brown County Secure Detention.

Charges of Terrorist Threats are reportedly being referred to the two suspects.

The Green Bay Police Department is encouraging parents to speak to their children about using social media appropriately and the seriousness of making threats.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information was released. Local 5 will continue to update this story.

UPDATE: ‘Several’ people in custody for Preble High School threat, no further threat believed

MONDAY 12/13/2021 8:30 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Green Bay Police are interviewing multiple people in reference to ‘several’ posts on Instagram regarding a possible threat of an active shooter at Preble High School.

The Green Bay Police Department says that they do not believe there is any further threat, but there will still be an increased police presence at the schools throughout the day. Several individuals are being interviewed in reference to the threats.

Officials from the Green Bay Public School District said that police have individuals of interest in custody regarding the social media threat, and while charges are pending it’s too early to say what those charges could be. Authorities say the threat was made on Instagram.

The threat made was that of an active shooter. According to Lt. Clint Beguhn, the incident is not connected to any of the shootings that have taken place over the last few weeks.

No further information was released at this time. Local 5 will continue to update this story.

ORIGINAL: Police investigating social media threat made to Preble High School

MONDAY 12/13/2021 6:13 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Green Bay Police Department is investigating a threat made on social media to Preble High School.

According to an email sent from the Green Bay Area Public School District, they are aware of a social media threat to Preble High School. The Green Bay Police Department is notified of the threat and is currently investigating the incident.

School officials say that there will be an increased police presence at Preble High School Monday morning. Preble High School did not cancel classes.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the police department at 920-448-3200.

There was no further information provided, Local 5 will continue to update this story.

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