Police investigating school shooting Snapchat threat

Extra patrols Friday, but police say post lacks credibility

Leader Staff

Shawano police are investigating a school shooting threat posted on Snapchat, according to a news release.

At about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the Shawano Police Department was made aware of a non-specific threat received on a Snapchat account.

A Shawano student reported that the threat mentioned something about shooting up a school.

The name used by the individual making the threat does not match any student in the district and the message was not specific to any school.

The Shawano School District was notified of the threat.

"After investigation, we believe the non-specific threat lacks credibility," said Police Chief Dan Mauel. "The safety of students and staff are of the utmost importance."

The Shawano Police Department will have extra patrols available at all schools Friday.

"We will continue to work with the Shawano School District and other law enforcement agencies to ensure a safe school environment for students and staff," Mauel said.