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Police investigating threats against other area schools

Photo Source: Stacey MacNaught / CC BY 2.0 / MGN
Photo Source: Stacey MacNaught / CC BY 2.0 / MGN(KALB)
Published: Dec. 3, 2019 at 8:33 PM CST
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Police are investigating reports on social media that other violent acts are being planned at schools in our area.

Oshkosh police say so far, all of the threats are unsubstantiated -- and one was traced to Belgium in western Europe.

The Appleton Area School District notified parents by email and phone messages Tuesday night about a threat against North High School. Appleton police determined that message was sent from outside the country and contacted "the appropriate authorities" to pursue charges.

The social media comments are following in the wake of Tuesday morning's shooting of a student after the stabbing of a school resource officer and separate incidents Monday at two schools in Waukesha in southern Wisconsin.

Oshkosh Police earlier investigated what some felt was a threatening comment posted to the police department's own Facebook page, under a post about Tuesday's violence at Oshkosh West High School. Police said after investigating, they felt no threat was intended.

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