GALESVILLE, WI (WXOW) - The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District is investigating what it calls a racially charged incident involving students.
The mother of one student wrote a Facebook post this week detailing the incident and complaining that the district hadn't responded appropriately.
The mother claims her son's life was threatened by a group of other boys at the high school. Her post also includes comments posted by the other boys, whom she claims took photos of her son, then posted it to social media along with derogatory racial terms and a threat to "shoot him in the head."
The School District released a statement Wednesday, acknowledging the racially charged incident. Administrator Aaron Engle writes in part, "The situation is as bad as it sounds. We have conducted an investigation and will issue the appropriate discipline…We also brought in law enforcement to conduct a safety assessment and address any potential criminal issues…There is simply no place for racist or threatening behavior in our schools…We will do everything in our power to prevent a situation like this one from ever arising again."