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Peshtigo student in custody following school threat

Peshtigo Middle and High school, April 4th 2018. (WLUK)

PESHTIGO (WLUK) – A high school student is in custody after a threat directed toward Peshtigo Schools.

According to a Facebook post on the Peshtigo Elementary Learning Center’s page, a threat made via social media was made Sunday.

“(As) a result, he was interviewed and arrested by the Peshtigo police department. The student remains in custody and there is no longer any threat associated with this incident,” the post states.

According to a news release from police chief, Joseph Fitzgerald, police received information, “that a student from Peshtigo High School was going to shoot up the school. Officers identified the student and the juvenile was taken into custody.”

School remains open.

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