UPDATE- La Crosse schools: police have identified individuals involved with “concerning Snapchat post”

 

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — The School District of La Crosse says police have identified the individuals involved with a concerning Snapchat post directed at Logan High School. However, the school district did not release names or say whether the people involved will be disciplined by the school or face charges.

News 8 Now obtained a screenshot of the message in which someone threatened to shoot students and staff at the school after Thanksgiving break. Some parents have criticized the district for holding classes at Logan on Monday. Earlier this month, the district cancelled classes at Central High School after a student sent a threat against that building by email.

In an email to parents Monday evening, Logan Principal Wally Gnewikow told families that based on information gathered early in the day,  the content of the Snapchat post was not considered to be an imminent threat to the safety of students and staff. Gnewikow went on to write, each unique investigation is treated differently due to the information that is presented and discovered and that the Logan incident was still under investigation.

Read Gnewikow’s email here:

Hello Logan High School families,

This morning, Logan High School administration was made aware of a concerning Snapchat social media post circulating among our students and community. Based on the information gathered early today, the content of the Snapchat post was not considered to be an imminent threat to the safety of our students and staff so we decided to continue school classes and activities as usual today.

School District of La Crosse administration in partnership with the La Crosse Police Department is continuing to follow up on information surrounding the Snapchat message. The investigation has led La Crosse Police to identify the individuals involved.

Please keep in mind that no two investigations are the same. Each unique investigation is treated differently due to the information that is presented and discovered. This is still an active investigation.

We want to thank the La Crosse Police Department for its partnership in keeping the safety and well-being of our students, families, and staff a top priority. We also appreciate the community’s continued support as we work to provide a safe environment for all of the students and staff of our school district.

Classes and activities at Logan High School will continue as normally scheduled tomorrow.

Wally Gnewikow
La Crosse Logan High School Principal

And School District of La Crosse Administration

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