‘My revenge has come’: Madison police, school district officials investigating threat aimed at West High School

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police and school district officials are investigating a threat targeted at West High School after it was posted on social media this week.

Madison Metropolitan School District spokesperson Tim LeMonds said the post was first shared on Monday. It describes a vague plan to “seek revenge” against the school’s students and culture.

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

West High School Threat Screenshot

LeMonds told News 3 Now that school district leaders are working with the Madison Police Department on their investigation into the threat.

“The district was made aware of the message shortly after it was posted on snapchat yesterday. MMSD takes threatening language like this very seriously, and is working with the City of Madison Police Department who is investigating the post and it’s origin,” LeMonds wrote in a statement to News 3 Now. “We have been communicating with West families since yesterday and will continue to do so as information becomes more available.”

LeMonds added that the MPD is working with Snapchat’s corporate office on the investigation.

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information is made available.