Green Bay Preble switches to e-learning after third social media threat this week


GREEN BAY, WB (WBAY) – Students at Green Bay Preble High School are transferred to virtual learning Thursday and Friday as police investigate the third social media threat to the school this week.

A letter to parents in the Green Bay area public school district says the move follows an Instagram post that was shared Wednesday night. The post talks about bullying and something happening on Friday “ending it”. A screenshot shared with Action 2 News shows that she received at least 4 likes and 21 comments before the post was removed and the account was made private.

Green Bay Police told Action 2 News that detectives came out Wednesday night to investigate the threat.

If you have information about who created the Instagram post or can identify anyone who commented on it, you are encouraged to call the Green Bay Police Department at (920) 448-3208 or provide the information anonymously. via Green Bay Area Crime Stoppers Where Speak loud / speak wisconsin.

Students will not be allowed to enter the school building on Thursday or Friday, only staff. More information about the lessons is emailed to parents.

Monday, police arrested two students, 15 and 16, for a threat posted on social networks this weekend. The teenagers were held in a secure detention center.

Tuesday a 14-year-old boy arrested for a threatening post on Snapchat. The boy was handed over to the juvenile authorities.

Police said they were returning the three teenagers to the district attorney’s office on a terrorist threat charge – a felony punishable by up to 3.5 years in prison and a fine of $ 10,000.

In a statement Wednesday evening, the school district warned that “threats, even jokingly, are subject to very serious consequences up to and including expulsion up to the age of 21”.

The school district said it would have a plan of additional safety measures for in-person classes for next week.

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