A 17-year-old student has been identified as the author of a note that threatened a mass shooting at Black River Falls High School. The male student has been referred to the Jackson County district attorney's office. Police say the student told them he planted the note that said he and a female friend were targets in a mass suicide and school shooting.
Most of the school's 600 students stayed home on March 9 after rumors of a suicide pact and mass shooting spread. The school was locked down for the entire week and metal detectors were installed, bags were searched and students were escorted to and from classes.