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Police: Two teens facing charges after reported threat at Preble High School

A police presence will be at the school today.
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Posted at 6:34 AM, Dec 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-13 14:57:02-05

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — Green Bay Police said two teens admitted to making threats that prompted a police presence at Preble High School on Monday morning.

The Green Bay Police Department said it was made aware of several Instagram posts relating to a threat of a school shooting on Sunday night.

Families and staff were alerted to the threat that same evening. Monday morning, Green Bay Police said two Preble High School students, ages 16 and 15, admitted to detectives that they had posted the threats.

Police said the teens told investigators that they thought it was funny and wanted to see what people’s reactions would be. It does not appear that there was any real attempt to prepare or complete any type of shooting at a school, according to police.

According to Green Bay Police, the suspects were taken to Brown County Secure Detention and police are referring charges of terrorist threats for both teens.

Police also said there will be an extra police presence at Preble High School on Tuesday, to ensure students feel safe.