Student accused of making threats against Cambria-Friesland School taken into custody, sheriff’s office says

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CAMBRIA, Wis. — A student was taken into custody after allegedly making threats against Cambria-Friesland School earlier this week, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

The sheriff’s office said school officials contacted them around 6:30 p.m. Thursday to report that a student allegedly made threats against the school. Officials reported a student came forward to say the person who made the threats said they would “shoot up the school” and/or put explosive materials in the basement on Friday.

Law enforcement officials found the student, a juvenile, in Fond du Lac County and took them into custody. The sheriff’s office did not name the student or provide their age or sex.

Deputies and school officials searched the school and did not find any evidence of a threat. Extra deputies were present at the school on Friday as a precaution, and the Cambria-Friesland School District said the heightened law enforcement presence may continue into next week.

Classes and extra-curricular events were able to happen normally on Friday.

The sheriff’s office praised those who came forward to report the threat.