Shooting threat in kids’ spat on bus prompts call to sheriff

By 
JOE POIRIER
Ozaukee Press Staff

An argument between youngsters on a school bus resulted in a call to the police when one of them threatened to shoot the other as they were riding home from summer school in the Northern Ozaukee School District. 

The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 12:38 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, to report the incident on Loraine Drive in the Town of Fredonia.   

Lt. Wayne Lambrecht said the incident began when a 5-year-old boy was poking two sisters. When one of the girls who is 12 told the boy to stop, he threatened her.

“It was juvenile banter, but the boy threatened to shoot the girl with a gun,” he said.

The bus driver pulled over and contacted the sheriff’s department. During the investigation, it was determined the boy was referring to using a Nerf gun and not an actual gun.

“He had no means to follow through with his threat,” Lambrecht said. “We talked to the kids and talked to the parents. That was the extent of our investigation.” 

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