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Press Release from Medford Police Department

October 2, 2014 at about 12:45pm The Medford School District alerted the Medford Police Department of a bomb threat.  In messages that originated from a site known as "Yik Yak" the suspect made two different threats referring to bombs in his locker.  After law enforcement and school officials reviewed the material and determined the threat came from inside the Medford Senior High Campus, the school was evacuated and searched.


During the investigation Officers were able to determine the threat was sent from inside the high school and further identified a suspect by use of geo-tracking.  Additionally, through interviews and assistance from "Yik Yak" Officers made contact with a 17 year old suspect and questioned him about the bomb threats.  The suspect when confronted admitted to the threats that he posted online.


Prior to locating the suspect, the Taylor County Sheriff's Department, Medford Fire Department and Medford School District Employees assisted the Medford Police Department with the search and evacuation of the Medford Senior High School.


The incident is being referred to the Taylor County District Attorney's Office for charges under Wisconsin Statute 947.015 Bomb Scare.

MASH Bomb Threat

  On Wednesday afternoon, October 1st, 2014, the staff at the Medford Area Senior High School became aware of a bomb threat directed toward the Medford Area Senior High School.  Students and staff were evacuated and local law enforcement began a search of the Medford Area Senior High School.  No bomb was found.   All after school activities on Wednesday, October 1st at the Medford Area Senior High School are canceled.  Students may pick up their vehicles in the Medford Area Senior School parking lot, however, the Medford Area Senior High School building remains under lock down Wednesday night, October 1st.  All classes will resume as per usual on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014...for more details...check out our audio report....


Medford Fire Depatrment Member Brad Dahlvig & Medford School Superintendent Pat Sullivan 



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