Social Media Threat Against Superior Middle School Resolved By Police

School Will Begin Monday As Normal

SUPERIOR, Wis. –  The following statements were released by the Superior School District and the Superior Police Department after a video surfaced on social media with someone saying they planned to shoot up the middle school on Monday.   That threat has since been investigated and dealt with by the Superior Police Department.  School will go on as usual on Monday with extra patrol to ease any fears.

“We are aware of the threat against Superior Middle School circulating on social media the evening of Sunday, January 12, 2020. Our Superior Middle School administration and the Superior Police Department have responded and the threat has been resolved. Thank you to our law enforcement partners and to the many community members who came forward with information. Superior Middle School is safe and will run on a regular schedule Monday, January 13, 2020.” — School Dist.

“Earlier today a threat was made towards the Superior middle school via social media.  The Superior police department and Superior school district collaborated to take immediate and decisive action to address the issue.  While the content of the six second video post was shocking and alarming, it was ultimately determined that the threat was NOT credible. Those responsible have been identified by the police.  No further comment will be made about those involved at this time.  Extra patrol will be dedicated to the schools as a precautionary measure; however, the police department does not believe that there is any ongoing threat.” — Superior Police Dept.

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