Madison police take juvenile into custody for threatening social media post aimed at West High School

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police have taken a juvenile into custody for making threats on social media to enact “revenge” on students at West High School.

In the post, which first circulated on Snapchat early last week, the individual wrote, “My revenge has come. West High School, I despise your students and culture and on May 17 I will seek revenge. You can cancel school or add security that date, but that won’t stop me. I’ll simply Do it on another day … unannounced.”

A Madison Metropolitan School District spokesperson said the district worked with the Madison Police Department to figure out who posted the threat. MPD officials said Tuesday they reached out to Snapchat for help with their investigation.

Police didn’t specify when they took the juvenile into custody.

Charges are being referred to the Dane County District Attorney’s Office.

Authorities said they don’t believe there’s an active threat anymore.