It's homecoming week .
a time when students are showing their school pride..
But a Facebook threat to the safety of students at
Central High School in La Crosse forced the district
to send them home early today...
News 8's Madalyn O'Neill is live where the homecoming
game was set to kick off in about an hour.
Mike and Martha ...
Usually football players would be warming up here
UW-La Crosse's stadium .
but as you can see, that is not the case.
School administrators had to reschedule the game as
police investigate the Facebook threat to the school
and many students are very disappointed.
I would've been fine if school would've been cancelled
any other week, but not this week.
Homecoming week is full of excitement.
There's a lot exciting events going on, the assembly
the football game tonight.
But this year, it's being replaced by dissapointment
at Central High School.
I'm really upset.
That's because of a Facebook post from a user named
Billy Thaclown threatening to shoot up the school.
which forced the administrators to shut their doors
at in the morning and reschedule the football game.
And I don't know why anyone would do this to us our
Especially for students who won't get to experience
another high school homecoming.
I was on the homecoming court." "I was not I was just
an angry senior."
They probably thought it was funny but they're just
causing so many inconveniences and like just sad days
for soo many people.
Whether or not it was intended as a joke ...
It's just hard when maybe what could've been a joke
turns out to be not so funny.
Billy Thaclown's post didn't get any laughs.
I get why all this is going on but it still is just
I just wish this wouldn't have happened.
In LAX, MO, N8
The homecoming game is rescheduled to tomorrow at
, still right here at the stadium.
The homecoming dance will go on as scheduled tomorrow
Reporting live at UW-La Crosse, I'm Madalyn O'Neill,
with news 8.
Police tell us they did question a couple of students.
but so far no arrests have been made.
Both police and the district declined on-camera interviews
about today's incident..