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BLACK RIVER FALLS — A threat written on a wall in Black River Falls High School put the city on edge; however, classes went ahead Thursday morning at the school without incident.

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Shelly Severson

Superintendent Shelly Severson said school officials found a note in the boys' bathroom after school Wednesday threatening a shooting at the school. School officials immediately notified local law enforcement and reviewed the plans already in place in case of a threat against the school.

Severson credited the interagency collaboration between the Wisconsin State Patrol, Black River Falls Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, along with safety protocols practiced by the school district for easing the anxiety around the situation.

“It was far more calming, because everybody knew how the systems were going to work together,” Severson said.

Law enforcement officers swept the buildings for weapons and the school held classes as usual.

BLACK RIVER FALLS — A threat written on a wall in Black River Falls High School put the city on edge; however, classes went ahead Thursday morning at the school without incident.

Superintendent Shelly Severson said school officials found a note in the boys' bathroom after school Wednesday threatening a shooting at the school. School officials immediately notified local law enforcement and reviewed the plans already in place in case of a threat against the school.

Severson credited the interagency collaboration between the Wisconsin State Patrol, Black River Falls Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, along with safety protocols practiced by the school district for easing the anxiety around the situation.

“It was far more calming, because everybody knew how the systems were going to work together,” Severson said.

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BLACK RIVER FALLS — Law enforcement officials will sweep the high school and middle school in Black River Falls for weapons and limit entry before classes today because of a threat found Wednesday.

Superintendent Shelly Severson said school officials found a note in the boys' bathroom late Wednesday threatening a shooting at the school.

Here's the note posted by the superintendent:

“Hello families, this is Dr. Severson calling to let you know of a serious situation that arose late after school today at the high school. As we are one connected community and District, it felt important to share this message with all families and staff members. I also want everyone aware of our plans moving forward. Late this afternoon a written threat was found inside the boys' bathroom of the high school which stated that someone was going to “shoot “ at BRFHS on May 31.

BLACK RIVER FALLS — Law enforcement officials will sweep the high school and middle school in Black River Falls for weapons and limit entry before classes today because of a threat found Wednesday.

Superintendent Shelly Severson said school officials found a note in the boys' bathroom late Wednesday threatening a shooting at the school.

Here's the note posted by the superintendent:

“Hello families, this is Dr. Severson calling to let you know of a serious situation that arose late after school today at the high school. As we are one connected community and District, it felt important to share this message with all families and staff members. I also want everyone aware of our plans moving forward. Late this afternoon a written threat was found inside the boys' bathroom of the high school which stated that someone was going to “shoot “ at BRFHS on May 31.

BLACK RIVER FALLS -- Law enforcement officials will sweep the high school and middle school for weapons and limit entry before classes today because of a threat found Wednesday.

Superintendent Shelly Severson said school officials found a note in the boys' bathroom late Wednesday threatening a shooting at the school.

Here's the note posted by the superintendent:

“Hello families, this is Dr. Severson calling to let you know of a serious situation that arose late after school today at the high school. As we are one connected community and District, it felt important to share this message with all families and staff members. I also want everyone aware of our plans moving forward. Late this afternoon a written threat was found inside the boys' bathroom of the high school which stated that someone was going to “shoot “ at BRFHS on May 31.

We have been working closely with Chief Bakken and Sheriff Waldera, and the full extent of their agencies, on plans to maintain a safe environment for our students.