Black River Falls HS student writes rap about student’s threat

Superintendent: There was never a threat to 'safety of building'

Two related incidents involving a threat made by a high school student Wednesday afternoon did not threaten the “safety of the building” or any of the buildings in the district, according to Black River Falls School District Superintendent Shelly Severson.

Severson told News 8 a student made a threat to the specific student sitting in front of him. Then another student “made a poor choice” and wrote a rap song about that incident and posted it on his Facebook page. Those two students were not at school on Thursday and there is no word yet when they will return to school.

“It was an isolated incident,” Severson said. “The authorities were at the family’s home last night. They did not have any firearms. The authorities do not believe they have had any firearms in their home. And again, the threat was not a general threat to the building. It was in response to an incident that was currently happening.”

Parents of high school students received a school messenger call Wednesday evening. On Thursday Severson sent an email and a school messenger voicemail to the entire district.

“Any student discipline is confidential between us and the family but we will certainly follow up aggressively because we certainly hold student safety as an absolute top priority,” Severson said.