THS student detained off-site after “threatening remark”
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Co-Editor
A Tomahawk High School student is being detained off-site after two other high school students reported the student made a threatening remark on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
According to a release from Tomahawk School District Administrator Terry Reynolds, two students reported to School Resource Officer Brett Susa that a student had made “a threatening remark about possibly doing harm to other students” at the school on Thursday, Oct. 17.
“Officer Susa and administration immediately began following the District threat assessment protocol,” Reynolds said in the release. “The student was interviewed and parents were contacted in an attempt to understand the actual intent and ability of the student to carry out such a threat. Further contacts were made and it was determined that the student should be detained off site for further professional evaluation for the next several days.”
Reynolds said that the student did not have access to any weapons at the school at any point, and that students and staff are safe.
“Though we will never know for sure if this student’s threat would have actually been carried out, please understand any threat is always taken very seriously and investigated immediately,” Reynolds stated.
Reynolds noted said that “such communication is key to ensuring everyone’s safety in our buildings,” and that the District is proud of the students for coming forward and sharing their concerns with Officer Susa.