Three arrested in connection with MHS threats
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – Three juveniles have been arrested for threats found at Marshfield High School (MHS).
The Marshfield Police Department says that three Marshfield High School students – two 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old – have been taken into custody. The 18-year-old is being charged with a felony of making terroristic threats. The two 17-year-olds are being charged for being a party to the crime.
On Dec. 17, the same day district officials were offering an informational forum on the topic, another bomb threat was found at Marshfield High School, which led to the early dismissal of students.
Afternoon classes were cancelled and students were released at 11:30 a.m., the threat was discovered written on a bathroom stall.
The early release effected MHS students only, and classes remained in session at all other district schools. Officials also said they have no reason to believe the latest threat is credible, but out of extreme precaution, the decision was made to empty the school.
Marshfield police responded to the school campus to assist with the early release, and there was an increased presence Wednesday and Thursday, in the wake of two other bomb threats earlier this month – one referencing Dec. 18 and the other mentioning Dec. 19.
The three students were taken to the Wood County Jail.