UPDATE: 6/5 at 10:58 a.m.
A former Nekoosa High School Student has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for making a school threat using Facebook.
The school district said in a news release, on March 11 a staff member was informed that there was the possibility of a gun in the high school. At that point, a building lock down was initiated.
No weapon was found , but the student who made the threat, later identified as Steven Dzieglewicz, 18, was arrested.
Dzielglewicz was scheduled to head to trial later this month, however he reached a plea deal with prosecutors on May 24.
Dzielglewicz will be allowed Huber privileges and will have to undergo counseling.
UPDATE: 3/15 at 10:44 a.m.
The criminal complaint has now been filed against an 18-year-old Nekoosa High School student who is accused of making threats about injuring students during a Facebook chat with another student.
According to court documents, Steven Dzieglewicz wrote in the chat, "I told you I have a way to kill everyone" and "I wanna end it all."
The other student told a guidance counselor who contacted police. When talking to police the student said Dzieglewicz hadn't been acting like himself lately, and he was concerned he may be capable of that.
Dzieglewicz told police he did not mean what he wrote in the chat, but did admit to being depressed. The criminal complaint also says Dzieglewicz said he did not bring a gun that day, but wanted to bring one so people would know he was not joking.
An initial court appearance date has not yet been scheduled.
UPDATE: 3/12 at 3:34 p.m.
The Nekoosa Police Department is releasing more details about an threat that prompted the district to release students early so a search could be conducted at the high school.
Police say on Monday around 11:30 a.m., Steven J. Dzieglewicz, 18, was taken into custody after he used social media to tell another student that he had a gun in school.
During an interview with police, Dzieglewicz said he did not have any weapons and he did not bring any to school.
Police have requested the Wood County District Attorney charge him with disorderly conduct.
UPDATE: 3/12 at 11:31 a.m.
The Nekoosa Police Chief, Shawn Woods says an 18-year-old boy is behind bars in the Wood County Jail and is expected to be charged with disorderly conduct.
The Nekoosa High School released students around 2 p.m. Monday after law enforcement was called in to investigate a threat of a weapon in the building.
NewsChannel 7 was made aware of the situation around 1:30 p.m., however it's unclear when officers arrived at the school.
Few details are known, however a high school employee tells us law enforcement officers are currently searching the building.
Only students from the high school were released.
Here's a copy of the news release:
At approximately 11:15 AM on Monday, March 11, 2013, a Nekoosa High School staff member was informed that there was the possibility of a gun in the high school. At that point, for student/staff safety, a building lock down was initiated. A lock down is a procedure to keep students and staff safe during a possible unsafe event.
In conjunction with Nekoosa Police Department, it was determined that the building needed to be searched before resuming normal operations. Parents were immediately notified of the threat and the procedures for student dismissal.
No weapon was found and the building and grounds were deemed safe, however a student was taken into custody by the Nekoosa Police Department. No other Nekoosa School District buildings, personnel or students were affected by any threats or lock down procedures.
Students, staff, and parents were very cooperative both during the lock down and during dismissal/pick-up. Normal school activities will resume today at 6:00pm.
Assistance was provided by the Wood County Sheriff's Department.
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