Oshkosh West HS students arrested for social media posts
OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- As high school students from Oshkosh scrolled down their social media feed on Monday, a particular post struck some of them as concerning.
"Some students saw a post on a social media site with one of these students at West High School in a selfie picture holding a gun with a caption underneath it," said Kate Mann with the Oshkosh Police Department.
Police said the selfie was of 17-year-old Daltin Schroeder. Detectives did not release the photo nor state what the caption said.
"There were no specific threats to students or teachers at West High or any other teachers and students specifically, but we take that very seriously that there's a student with a weapon and we investigated to see what's going on," Mann said.
A search warrant at Schroeders home led to the recovery of a firearm that was confiscated. Schroeder is facing counts of sending a threatening message, disorderly conduct, having a dangerous weapon by a person under 18 and obstructing an officer.
But only five days later, another Oshkosh West High School student was arrested for another concerning post. Police say there were no specific threats made to students or staff. Police did not release any details on that student.
Oshkosh Area School District superintendent, Stan Mack told FOX 11, he applauds the students who reported the concerning posts.
"Our students are very good at attending to that issue that if they see something that concerns and troubles them," Mack said.
Mack said as a proactive stance, students and teachers have been doing active shooter response training and improving security in the facilities.
"We have added hundreds of electronic security cameras outside and inside schools that record movement in action and in current time but also in being able to retrace the steps of individuals," Mack said.
But even with the security and training, officials say they still heavily rely on students to being their extra eyes and ears.