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Two West Bend students taken into custody after social media threat

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 18:13:25-05

WEST BEND — Police say two students have been arrested after a threat made on social media.

The West Bend Police Department says a student got a message on social media Tuesday which showed a compass and the names of five cities: Waukesha, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Brookfield, and West Bend.

Police were able to identify a 15-year-old West Bend student as the one who created the picture. A 17-year-old student also admitted to sharing it with others.

The department says the 15-year-old wrote the names of the five cities, to suggest Brookfield, Sheboygan, and West Bend would be the cities to have a shooting at an area school.

West Bend Police took both teens into custody. The 15-year-old was referred to Washington County juvenile authorities for disorderly conduct. The 17-year-old was cited for disorderly conduct.

The City of Brookfield Police Department is also referring charges of disorderly conduct to the Waukesha County juvenile authorities and Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office.