Wausau West Threat Unsubstantiated; Students and Staff Safe
WAUSAU – The Wausau School District was made aware of a threatening message,
assumed to be directed at Wausau West High School, being circulated on social media, on
Wednesday, September 14th. First and foremost, we want everyone to know our students and
staff are safe and that the threat has been unsubstantiated.
A student at the school shared an image of the threat that mentioned ‘West’ with Wausau
West’s school resource officer. Wausau Police immediately started an investigation. Out of an
abundance of caution and to ensure the safety of our students and staff, we also increased
Through the investigation, it was revealed that Wausau West High School was not the only
school to receive this threat. Other schools throughout the state also received it; those with
‘West’ in their name.
The Wausau School District, along with the Wausau Police Department, take any threat
seriously; as the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. We have
protocols in place, which were followed, to ensure the safety of everyone at Wausau West.
This demonstrates the importance of students, families, and community reporting concerns to
police and/or school administration. We are very thankful that the reporting student came
forward and shared the concerning information with a trusted adult immediately.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Wausau Police Department for their
continued partnership with the Wausau School District.