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Student arrested after posting threatening message on Snapchat

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 18:38:01-04

North Fond du Lac police have arrested a student after the school district became aware of threatening messages on the social media platform Snap Chat. 

The post prompted the school district to issue a letter to the community:

"This weekend the District became aware of threatening messages that were sent on a social media platform (Snap chat). Working with the NFDL PD, we were able to identify the student that was making those threats and they are in custody of the NFDL police.

Because of our great culture and focus on safety, students, parents, staff and the NFDL PD were able to work together to ensure the safety of our kids. The District will continue to stay on top of this situation and do what is in the best interest of the safety of our students, staff and community.
 
Thank you for your patience and working together to help ensure our students' safety!
 
Sincerely,
 Aaron Sadoff and the School District of North Fond du Lac"
 
The teen is being held in secure detention with North Fond du Lac police recommending charges of Making a Terrorist Threats and Unlawful Use of Computerized Communication Systems.
 
"While the boy told us that the message was sent to his friend as a prank, his actions created a significant disturbance and a very real fear amongst parents and teachers," Police Chief Darren Pautsch explained.
 
Parents and students were notified of the early Monday arrest by a recorded phone call in addition to the district-wide email.