Verona school threat tracked to two students, according to school, police officials

VERONA, Wis. - A feud between two students at Verona High School lead to an investigation, according to a joint press release from the Verona Police Department and School District. 

Officials said there were rumors spreading throughout the high school on Monday that someone was planning a school shooting, according to the release. 

During the investigation, several students were interviewed, and it was determined that there is no active plan to cause harm to any student or staff.

The investigation concluded that two students had a history of exchanging unwanted and derogatory comments toward each other, and the exchange eventually escalated to one of the students allegedly mentioning "shooting up the school," according to the release. 

The students and their parents cooperated with the investigation and consequences are being administered, according to the release. 

Police and school officials reminded the community that they take these threats seriously, and "if you see something, say something." 

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