A teenage girl was found guilty of a felony charge of making terroristic threats at Menomonie High School, after an incident in Nov. 2017 after a note was found in the girls bathroom.
The girl is currently awaiting sentencing, according to a statement by the Dunn County District Attorney's Office Wednesday afternoon.
In the statement it was reported that the girl admitted to placing a note in the bathroom. The note read, “I’m going to shoot up this (expletive) school," the Dunn County News reported in 2017.
The school was locked down that day due to the threat, the Dunn County News reported, and students were escorted to the bathroom or their lockers.
This incident occurred during a string of local incidents that occurred within a week last fall. The week of incidents included threats found in bathrooms at Eau Claire Memorial High School and Chippewa Falls Senior High School.
In the Chi-Hi incidents, a series of four notes referencing weapons and bombs were found in both the boys' and girls' restrooms.
According to the statement by the Dunn County District Attorney's Office:
Dunn County District Attorney Andrea Nodolf announces that a juvenile defendant and former Menomonie High School student has been found guilty of a felony charge of making terroristic threats at the Menomonie High School. The juvenile defendant admitted to placing a note in a student bathroom on Nov. 14, 2017, that stated the school was going to be “shot up” that same day. The note resulted in the Menomonie School District placing the high school on a preventative lockdown until the threat had been eliminated. The juvenile defendant is currently awaiting sentencing in a closed, confidential hearing.
"Without exception, students in Dunn County deserve educational environments that are safe and free from fear, violence, and threats. As both the District Attorney and a parent, I will not tolerate threats or violence of any kind or type in our schools. My Office has a zero-tolerance policy against threats or violence in our educational environments, and offenders will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law," stated District Attorney Andrea Nodolf.
The Office of the District Attorney would like to thank the Menomonie School District for their quick and decisive response to the threat and the Menomonie Police Department for its thorough investigation that led to the apprehension of the responsible juvenile.