Superior Superintendent Speaks Out After Weekend Threat

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Students at Superior High School were back in class Monday after a violent threat was posted on social media over the weekend.

The juvenile accused of making the threat is facing suspension up to expulsion.   The picture posted on Snapchat shows the suspect with a bandanna over his face, holding a gun with the words “don’t come to school monday” as text on the picture.

Now the Superior School District Superintendent is speaking out.

Superior High School increased its school security presence with an additional four police officers this morning because of a social media threat.

Even though authorities did not believe there were any extra safety concerns.

The district doesn’t want to frighten students with the additional police on campus, but they want the school to be a safe place.

Police investigators located the juvenile they believe made the threat and took him into custody on Sunday.

District leaders know how valuable help from community members can be in spotting potential safety targets.

The juvenile’s punishment will be determined based on the high school administration’s recommendation to the district.

Superior School District Superintendent says the acts warrants an expulsion.

Staff members in the entire district were contacted to inform them of the threat.

“The high school administration had key things they did within the building,” said Superior School District Superintendent Janna Stevens. “We have different doors that can be monitored, so that was done as well. The whole objective is to try to make the environment as safe as possible, so our kids can go on learning.”