APPLETON — Appleton police have detained a 15-year-old boy after a threat led to the lockdown of multiple schools.

The school lockdown was lifted shortly after 2 p.m.

Police say officers were called about 11:45 a.m. to the 700 block of E. Atlantic Street for a parent reporting concerns for her son and the safety of others.

The parent told police the teen left the home on foot prior to officers’ arrival and that he had made threats to harm others, according to a police department news release.

As the investigation progressed, it was discovered the teen was involved in a fight with other Appleton students on Sunday evening, and he was possibly planning on looking for them.

Appleton police put multiple schools into a precautionary lockdown status until the teen was located about 2 p.m. Monday.

Firearms in the home were accounted for, but police were concerned about the male’s intentions.



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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.