Teens who threatened Oshkosh high schools sentenced

OSHKOSH, Wis. - The two teens charged with making terrorist threats against Oshkosh high schools during calls to the Waupaca County 911 center have been sentenced. 

Andrew Monroe, 18, of Waupaca, was sentenced Tuesday to 180 days in jail and 24 months probation after pleading no contest to a charge of making terrorist threats, party to a crime. Dylan Bird, of Oshkosh, was sentenced last week to 120 days in jail and 3 years probation.

According to court documents, the two made 911 calls the evening of January 10 and 11 threatening to "shoot up" Oshkosh North and West High Schools. Classes were canceled as a precaution after the threats were made.

Bird allegedly told Monroe he did not want to go to school and Monroe told him he should make the call, court documents said.

Monroe apologized in court Tuesday.

"I'd like to say that I understand how many people were affected by the school threat," Monroe said. "So many people lost their wages, so many kids weren't in school learning. At that time, I was just going along with the joke and didn't look at it clearly and didn't understand what could really happen and what was done, and I would like to apologize."

The sentence was withheld, meaning if Monroe does something against the terms of his probation, he could face prison time.

If Bird does not comply with the terms of his probation he could receive 18 months in prison. 


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