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Police: Students involved in Instagram post with gun not a threat to Kimberly High

Fox Valley Metro Police Dept. vehicle (WLUK/Laura Smith)

KIMBERLY (WLUK) -- There is no credible threat to Kimberly High School, police have determined, after a pair of social media posts included a student holding a gun and a reference to Columbine High School.

Fox Valley Metro police say high school administrators reported the two posts around 8 p.m. Wednesday. The posts were made on the photo-sharing website Instagram. One depicted a student holding what police described as an "assault-style rifle," and the second post by the same student depicted Columbine High School. Columbine, in Colorado, was the scene of a mass shooting by two students in 1999.

Investigators say they later determined that the gun being held in the first photo was an airsoft gun. Police also tracked down two students involved in the posts and interviewed them. After searching their homes and vehicles, police determined there was no credible threat to the school or community.

Police are working with the Outagamie County District Attorney's Office to determine whether criminal charges should be filed.

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