CRANDON — A parent of a sixth grade student at Crandon Middle/High School said she fears for her son’s safety following an incident at an Oct. 13 football game.
A public Facebook post by Melinda Otter, which has been shared more than 500 times, describes an incident in which a student allegedly threatened Otter’s son with a knife and a gun.
“The boy cocked the gun and told my son he was going to kill him,” Otter wrote.
That’s when other students ran to tell a teacher. A gun was not found, and Otter told Wausau Pilot and Review she is still not sure if the gun was real or a toy.
“My son believed it to be a real…gun, but no confirmation on if it was really, or a BB gun,” Otter said.
Theodore Kryder, administrator of the Crandon School District, told Wausau Pilot and Review that the situation “is being handled professionally, systematically, and with sensitivity to the children involved.”
A letter distributed Tuesday to parents, obtained by Wausau Pilot and Review and embedded below, characterizes the social media post as “misinformation.”
“We had an incident last Friday that had administration and game supervision involved immediately,” the letter reads. “There was a search, seizure, and police involvement within minutes and all protocol was followed at the time.”
Kryder said school officials do not believe anyone is in danger in any way at the district.
Otter said she since learned that her son’s alleged attacker is now suspended, but will be back in a few days.
“My son told me today the kids are all telling him that boy is going to be back in a few days and he is going to beat (my son) up,” Otter said. “What is Crandon School District doing to protect our kids?”
Otter said she wants her son’s alleged attacker to be expelled.
Wausau Pilot and Review is withholding the names of the students involved.
The Crandon Middle/High School serves around 450 students in grades 6-12. Crandon is about 70 miles northeast of Wausau, in Forest County.Parentletter10-17-2017