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A 15-year-old Union Grove High School student was arrested Monday after making threatening statements against the school.

Officials with the school notified the Racine County Sheriff’s Department that a student was having thoughts of “shooting up the school,” according to a press release by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.

Investigators learned that the student told another student that he was being bullied and “made these concerning statements.”

After working with school administrators, the boy was quickly identified and taken into custody at the school. He did not have any firearms at the time. The boy was arrested for making terrorist threats and disorderly conduct. He is in custody at the Racine County Juvenile Detention Center.

“As you can imagine, we take these situations very seriously. We are not taking any chances when it comes to the safety and security of the schools, children, and faculty in Racine County,” said Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.