Shooting Threat Keeps Many Fond du Lac Students Out Of Class

(Fond du Lac) Quite a few parents pulled their kids out of the Fond du Lac High School Monday after a social media post made a threat about a potential shooting. High School Principal Matt Steinbarth says he was made aware of the threat shortly after 7am. He says, “I had a student come into my office showing me a Snapchat from another student or from somebody that had said there was a potential shooting that was going to happen at Fond du Lac High School today. Then about the same time I also got an email from a parent stating that their child also had the same thing.”

Steinbarth notified district officials and a recorded voice message was sent out to parents via the district’s mass notification Sky Alert system. He says, “We thought it would be in the best interest of all the students and the safety of everyone to give parents the choice of keeping their child at school with an increased police presence or if they felt more comfortable calling them out obviously we want parents to make that choice and do what is in the best interest of their child.”

District officials are working with police to find the source of the threat. Steinbarth says with the climate and some of the other things that have happened nationally they want to keep their kids safe and take threats seriously.