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Social media threat directed at elementary school in Elk Mound

The Dunn County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday afternoon a social media threat was directed toward Moundview Elementary School in Elk Mound. 

A concerned citizen reported to the Rhinelander Police Department Thursday morning an adult male from Oneida County placed a threatening post on Facebook concerning Moundview. Rhinelander Police then notified the Dunn County 911 center. 

Several Sheriff's deputies along with officers from the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to the area to ensure the safety of the children and staff unitl the incident could be further investigated. 

Dunn County Sheriff Dennis Smith reports in a news release through investigation the adult male that made the post was identified and contacted in northern Wisconsin by law enforcement. The male claims the post had no meaning and it was taken down. 

The Sheriff's Office said they will be working with the District Attorney's Office in determining what, if any, charges will be filed regarding this matter.