Threat found in Wauseon Elementary restroom

Staff Report

The Wauseon Elementary School office was alerted Wednesday that someone had written a threat directed toward Wauseon Exempted Village Schools staff members inside a stall in the elementary boys’ restroom, according to a joint release from Wauseon Police Chief Keith Torbet and Wauseon Schools Superintendent Larry C. Brown.

In addition to that specific threat, profanity was written in pencil in that bathroom stall and the neighboring stall.

The elementary school had additional police presence today as school personnel interviewed students about the writings.

“The school district and the Wauseon Police Department take all threats seriously, including this one,” said the release. “While the district does not disclose individual school consequences for this type of behavior, please be assured that we will take the appropriate actions necessary to prevent this student from repeating this act.”

If necessary, the police may also seek juvenile charges for the student’s actions.

Fayette Local Schools had a similar issue on Thursday.

At 5 p.m., district officials received notification that a student posted what was deemed as a threatening post on social media. The school immediately contacted the police with the information on hand and the police conducted an investigation into the post.

The school was contacted then at the conclusion of the investigation and told that the social media post was no longer a threat to the school. At roughly 8 p.m. an alert went out notifying parents and community in the instant alert.

District leaders talked with staff Friday morning before school and encouraged parents that have questions to contact the school.

Staff Report