Waupun Middle School Student Makes Threat About Taking A Gun To School

A Waupun middle school student has been suspended from school for allegedly making a threat to take a gun to school. Waupun Police Chief Dale Heeringa says the 13-year-old boy was overheard having a conversation on a school bus Wednesday afternoon. He says the conversation was about the death penalty. He says the boy felt people were not being punished stringently enough and then he made some comments about firearms and bringing them to school. Heeringa says their police school liaison officer and the school district talked about the situation and it was decided the teen should be suspended. He says it doesn’t look like the threat was something the boy planned to follow through on. He says it doesn’t look like the boy had access to a weapon. Investigation into the incident continues to.