Ex-student suspected in Facebook threat inquiry, police say

Published on: 2/4/2010

A 14-year-old former Wauwatosa West High School student has been referred to juvenile authorities in San Diego in connection with threats against Wauwatosa high school students that were posted on Facebook last weekend, police said Thursday.

The child is not in custody, according to a statement from Wauwatosa police. Authorities have not identified the child.

The investigation began after a Facebook user who went by the name 'Wauwatosa bug' friended several students before posting obscene comments and threats on the social media Web site, including threats about creating a 'blood bath.'

The postings have since been removed from Facebook, police said.