Racine Police investigated threats from students at Washington Park High School, J.I. Case High School, and Horlick High School over the course of the last 24 hours.
Officials at J.I. Case High School canceled classes Tuesday after a threatening message was found written on a bathroom wall.
A number of parents contacted Racine County Eye after a photo of a message written on a bathroom wall was posted on Facebook. The threat mentioned that the person had been “bullied all year” and the writer wanted to die. The person also mentioned that their life had been threatened.
After the threat from Case was published on Facebook, officials with the Racine Police Department monitored activity at the other high schools, according to a press release by the Racine Police Department.
Racine County Eye learned that a threat also floated around via Snapchat Tuesday night that a student was going to shoot students at Horlick High School.
“Investigators followed up on the incident and were able to find out who posted the treat. The student was interviewed and has been apprehended for his actions,” the press release reads.
Several students at Park High School also wrote threats on several desks. Staff contacted the Racine Police Department about the incident. That student was cited for disorderly conduct.
In a prepared statement, Sgt. Adam Malacara said:
“The threats made to our schools are being taken seriously. They will be investigated and people found to be making these threats will be apprehended. If someone comes across a social post we ask that instead of forwarding it you report to law enforcement.”
Racine Police investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this crime. Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756.
Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers at (262) 636-9330, or text 274637 (CRIMES). Text messages should begin with RACS.
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