5/12/2018 9:13:00 PM Triton student arrested May 12 for making threat
At approximately 10:45 a.m. on Saturday May 12, Triton School Officials received information about alleged threats posted online by a Triton student. The information received indicated this student had posted on social media warning students not to come to school on Monday.
A student who had observed the post reported it to parents, who reported it to school officials, who immediately contacted Dodge County School Resource Officer David Skadson. Deputy Skadson worked with patrol Deputies and Investigations who located the student at approximately 12:45 p.m. The student admitted to posting the threat but indicated it was not a serious threat. After interviewing the student, law enforcement is confident the student acted alone with the threat. The student was arrested and transported to the juvenile holding facility in Rochester and will make a first court appearance Monday morning on charges to be determined by the Dodge County Attorney's Office. Triton Officials have been in contact with the Sheriff's Office throughout the afternoon and will be contacting parents today to advise them of the incident and that there is no safety threat to the school at this time.
We take every threat like this seriously, and applaud those involved in reporting these threats. This incident serves as an important reminder for parents to talk to their kids about the seriousness of making threats like this. It also an important reminder to always report threats or behavior like this to the Sheriff's Office as soon as you see or hear them.