According to a press release to Local 5 by the Ashwaubenon Department of Public Safety, the lockdown was lifted shortly after 11am.
The lockdown lasted for about an hour.
Parents in the school district received an automated voice message to their phones updating them of the situation.
The threat was discovered on the social media app Snapchat, a hugely popular medium among youths that expires video or photo-based posts shortly after publishing them.
In the statement, ADPS explained,
“This morning our agency was notified by Green Bay Police that there were possible threats referencing a school shooting in the Green Bay Area. In these threats Ashwaubenon Schools were allegedly mentioned along with other schools in Brown County.
According to the young people who reported this, the threats were not specific in nature.”
Investigators could not confirm any specific or credible threat, but the school district will maintain a police presence throughout the day as a precaution.
Ashwaubenon schools have gone into lockdown.
According to Ashwaubenon School District’s Facebook Page, the district said it has taken precautionary measures until further information is known.
Police are currently investigating the matter.
Green Bay Police Department released a statement to Local 5 saying,
“Dear WFRV Television,
A short time ago, our agency became aware of possible threats reference a school shooting in the Green Bay Area. According to the young people who reported this, the threats were not specific in nature. We have notified our neighboring law enforcement agencies of those threats and are continuing to investigate the source of those threats.
We do not have any specific or credible confirmation of any actual threat or plan, but as a precaution we will have extra police presence in and around our area schools. We are in close contact with the school district and our neighboring school districts and police agencies and will continue to work closely with all of them to make sure our schools are safe. Anyone with specific information on these or other school related threats is highly encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency.”
Green Bay Schools are not in lockdown.
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