UPDATE: Arrests made in threat at Oshkosh North and West High Schools
11:17 AM, Jan 11, 2017
5:52 PM, Jan 12, 2017
UPDATE: The Oshkosh Police Department has made three arrests during the ongoing investigation of the threat made on Wednesday that closed Oshkosh North and Oshkosh West High Schools Thursday.
An 18 year-old man from Oshkosh, a 17 year-old boy from Oshkosh and a 15 year-old boy from Neenah were all arrested for making terroristic threats during the investigation.
The 18 year-old man and 17 year-old boy were taken to jail; and the 15 year-old boy was taken to a Juvenile Detention Facility in Wisconsin. The 15 year-old was also a runaway from Neenah and was located in Oshkosh. The Oshkosh Police Department has no other information at this time as the investigation is continuing.
UPDATE: According to the Oshkosh Area School District Facebook page, the situation involving unconfirmed threats against Oshkosh West and North High Schools have been resolved.
All after-school activities will resume as scheduled, and both schools are reopening at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
UPDATE: The Oshkosh Area School District shares that due to an unconfirmed threat, Oshkosh North and West High Schools are closed Thursday, January 12.
In a statement on social media, the district says --
"Oshkosh North and Oshkosh West High School are closed today due to a threat. As we explore this unconfirmed threat at the high school, we want to be overly cautious and will ask that students stay indoors for recess. Please note that the threat was to the high schools only. As always, our doors will continue to remain locked and have controlled access. All K-8 schools will continue school as normal. More information will be released as it becomes available."
Oshkosh Police say that a 911 call was made to the Waupaca County Sheriff's Department with a threat against the schools.
Oshkosh Police are investigating if the latest threat is related to a threat against Oshkosh West and North, that happened on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
A message was received by the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday night referencing Oshkosh North and West High Schools, according to Oshkosh School Superintendent Stan Mack.
Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department then passed this information on to the Oshkosh Police Department.
In coordination with Oshkosh Police and school officials, extra officers and patrols were assigned to both schools as a precaution. Mack said the increased presence will remain in place at the schools through the end of the school day, which was already scheduled to be an early release day.
School and police officials are continuing their investigation and do not believe there is any credibility to these messages.