Dodge Co. Sheriff asks for more student education after school threats made

Sheriff: investigations show bullying spur threats
Dodge Co. Sheriff asks for more student education after school threats made

Dodge County’s sheriff wants parents to talk about their kids after he said in a statement that school threats have been more prevalent in the last month.

Sheriff Dale Schmidt said in a statement Sunday that recent investigations suggest bullying has spurred the recent behavior. He asked that the community step up its educational approach to let kids know while bullying is not acceptable, there are productive and appropriate ways to respond to it.

“We need to all work together and do our part to ensure the safety of our children,” Schmidt said in the statement.

The sheriff’s statement comes after Dodge County deputies responded to a threat made by a 15-year-old Waupun student on Snapchat. That student was restricted from attending school after deputies determined the threat was mad but the means to carry out the threat were not substantiated.

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