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updated 4:49 AM UTC, Sep 23, 2018

Authorities Investigate 3 Fake School Threats

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

Fitchburg Police took a 14-year-old boy into custody Friday after he apparently called the wrong number while threatening to "shoot up" a school. 

The boy's name hasn't been released.  Police quickly determined the threat wasn't credible, but it represented the third separate school threat in a 24-hour period in southern Wisconsin.  Other calls were in Madison and Orfordville and they all seemed to be in response to the Florida shooting.  The Fitchburg case involved a call to a number in Juneau County, threatening an attack on a school which doesn't exist.  The teenage suspect was taken to the Dane County Juvenile Reception Center.

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