SPOONER, WI — The Spooner High School was a victim of a ‘Swatting’ incident this morning, according to a letter sent to families from SASD Superintendent David Aslyn.
Today, the Spooner High School received a phone call from local law enforcement who received a phone call in regards to a possible active shooter in our school. We took immediate action when contacted by local law enforcement, and staff and law enforcement conducted an investigation at all buildings. Law enforcement officials determined there was no active threat to student safety. Everyone is safe.
This situation, known as swatting, has affected many school districts across the country today. There have been numerous reports of dispatch centers receiving internet-based phone calls with these threats directed at schools, which are unsubstantiated. Ours was one of the school districts affected.
While this threat has been determined to be a hoax, we understand the anxiety a situation like this can cause for our families, students, staff, and community. Please know that our top priority is the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We take any and all reports of potential threats seriously, and we are making every effort to maintain an environment where students and staff feel safe.
We would like to continue to encourage our students and school community to report anything that could constitute a threat to school safety. As always, we work closely with local law enforcement to assist in these situations.
Thank you for your attention to this important update. We will contact you if more information becomes available.
— Per Dr. David Aslyn District Administrator