NewsLocal News

Actions

13-year-old in custody after email threat caused school lockdown

Posted: 9:55 AM, Sep 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-05 18:25:45-04
school generic.jpg

GREEN BAY -- Two Green Bay schools, Notre Dame Academy and Franklin Middle School, went into lockdown Thursday as police investigated a threat.

Police say they were made aware of an email sent to a principal that said there would be "a shooting at Notre Dame today.”

Detectives interviewed a 13-year-old boy, who police say confessed to sending the threat.

"We as a police department are taking this very seriously,” said Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith. “Every single one of them, and every person who does something like this is going to be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law."

The 13-year-old was taken into custody. Police say he will likely face charges for making the threat.