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Shorewood holds community meeting after school threat

Posted at 9:57 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 23:20:04-05

SHOREWOOD — Less than a week after a "hit-list" and ammunition was found on the campus of Shorewood High School, the district held a community meeting. Dozens of parents and students sat in the school’s auditorium and listened to a panel of speakers before they asked questions.

On the panel were the district's superintendent, the police chief, state representative and mental health professionals.

Parents were able to ask questions written on note cards and via text message. Renita Oglesby has a 17-year-old daughter that goes to the school and came looking for answers.

"I came out because I'm concerned about my 17-year-old who goes here. She's s a junior here and there was a little fear for her to come back to school," said Oglesby.

Her daughter, Ardnas Young-Oglesby, stayed home from school until Monday. She said "I took the whole week off cause I was like 'I am not comfortable with anxiety and mental health' ... it's really hard to put yourself in a situation to go back to school after that."

Some parents left thinking they didn't get all their questions answered. Contact information for all of the panelists was on a big screen above them during the 90-minute meeting.

A 14-year-old student was arrested for the threat. The district can’t comment on what type of disciplinary actions were taken.