Prosecutor sends letter to parents, urges them to discuss threats with students

MARQUETTE COUNTY — In response to violence threats made to area schools, Marquette County Prosecutor Matt Wiese sent out a letter to parents that have students at all Marquette County schools.

The letter states that these threats are not jokes, but crimes with serious consequences.

“I urge you to talk to your children about the appropriate use of social media, and the lasting consequences of making threats against our schools. Please stress that there is nothing humorous about threatening to shoot up a school, and there is no such thing as a joke involving the threat of mass murder,” the letter says.

Wiese states that his office will continue to take these threats seriously and will hold individuals accountable for making the threats. Making a false threat of terrorism or an actual threat, are both felony charges that carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

You can read the entire letter HERE.