Police Chief: non-credible threat made against Silver Bay school, juvenile taken into custody
3 P.M. UPDATE: Silver Bay’s Police Chief says a juvenile male was taken to a detention center Thursday morning after making a non-credible threat against a school in Silver Bay.
According to the district’s superintendent, the call came in around 9:30 a.m., shortly before the district was going to put on a performance of a play at the William Kelley High School in Silver Bay.
According to the Silver Bay Police Chief, their officers were already at the school for the event and responded immediately.
They did not find any weapons in the school, but a juvenile male was taken to a juvenile detention center.
It’s unclear if charges will be filed.
Students from multiple schools within the Lake Superior School District were at William Kelley for the performance Thursday morning.
Students in the auditorium were evacuated at one point, but were eventually allowed to return to class.
SILVER BAY, MN -- Authorities are investigating after the Lake Superior School District received a false claim about an active shooter at the William Kelley High School Thursday morning.
According to the district’s superintendent, the call came in around 9:30 a.m., shortly before the district was going to put on a performance of a play at the high school in Silver Bay.
The superintendent says students from other schools in the district were in the building at the time to watch the play.
They evacuated the William Kelley High School auditorium, but authorities quickly determined that the threat was not credible.
Students are now back in class.
Authorities are investigating where the calls originated from.
“Swatting” has become a growing issue across the nation recently. It’s when someone calls in a false report of violence to law enforcement, hoping to draw a large police presence.
Several school districts in Northwest Wisconsin, including Superior, Spooner, Rice Lake, and Wausau, all reported swatting calls Wednesday.
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