Information about incident at Rhinelander middle school released
Star Journal Report
The school district of Rhinelander Friday afternoon released information about an incident that took place Thursday at James Williams Middle School. Quoting from the press release, which was sent to parents and staff:
“One of our students made a threat out of anger today. The threat has been addressed and the student will not be returning to school while the situation is being investigated. Law enforcement has been notified and is working cooperatively with the school district to resolve this situation. We will be working to increase our law enforcement presence in our building until the investigation is complete. We take the safety of our students and staff seriously and wanted to be sure you were aware of this situation. We do not feel that students or staff were ever in danger.”
The School Resource officer assigned at James Williams Middle School responded to the situation and detained the student. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and school district officials reportedly took the threat seriously and have determined that no staff or students were in any danger.