TPD investigates school related threat involving firearms
Threats to cause harm involving firearms at the Tomahawk School complex, remains under investigation.
According to a press release issued by the Tomahawk Police Department Wednesday morning, on Thursday, February 15, 2018, the Tomahawk Police Department received information from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office in reference to an individual threatening a gun-related incident that was planned for The Tomahawk School Complex. The note said, “I’ll go in with 2 handguns…” The writing also states,” I’ll do it and pick people off, so much fear & power”.
The Tomahawk Police Department immediately began investigating the allegations. The investigators learned that the person making the threats was a former student and was currently being held in another area. Police interviewed the former student and presented the information obtained to the Tomahawk Police Department. There were several current and former students named in the writing. We have contacted the parents of all involved and informed them of the allegations.
Tomahawk School Officials, The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Criminal Investigation and agencies in the location of the former student were advised of the alleged threats.
In the wake of the massacre of 17 individuals at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, The Tomahawk Police Department will investigate every threat that has been stated to mitigate carnage in our community. The Police Department continues to examine the allegations and we will make every effort to prioritize the health and safety of the students and staff in the school complex as well as the community we serve.
We understand that the allegations place unnecessary anxiety on the students, staff and community, but please know that we are doing everything that we can to investigate these claims and keep our community safe. Even though threats like these are becoming more common, please know that we will not let down our guard, and we will continue to keep the safety and security of our community as our highest priority.
This incident remains under investigation by the Tomahawk Police Department and anyone with information is asked to contact the TPD at 715‐453‐2121.