Threatening message found at Sentry Insurance caused security incident on Wednesday

Employees will work from home the rest of the week with no return date set
Published: Sep. 20, 2023 at 8:06 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2023 at 2:10 PM CDT
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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - According to a spokesperson at Sentry Insurance, a threatening message was found in the bathroom at the Sentry Home Office.

Sentry’s Director of Media Relations Carolyn Schamberger said Sentry’s security team contacted the Stevens Point Police Department and will continue to work with them on the investigation of the incident. The spokesperson said because of the incident, they felt it was best to secure all buildings and ask most of its staff to work remotely for the rest of the week. Those who worked in the office did so with increased security measures to help them feel secure.

Schamberger stated to NC7 on Thursday, “Out of an abundance of caution, we’ve asked Stevens Point associates to work from home for the rest of the week.”

Stevens Point Police told NC7 they responded to a threat on Wednesday after 4 p.m., but investigators would not say how the threat was received or what it exactly was. They gave no indication that there was a broader threat to anyone else.

Schamberger also told NC7 that most employees work from home on Fridays and are mostly in the office Tuesday-Thursday. Sentry will re-open their offices fully once the situation is resolved.

We reached out to the Stevens Point Police Department and they wouldn’t confirm anything.