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Police: Threat to Stanley-Boyd schools likely tied to overnight threat at Bolton Refuge in EC


Few updates are available Tuesday afternoon in regards to threats in Eau Claire and Stanley earlier in the day.

Superintendent Jeff Koenig said the threat was sent electronically to a student in the district.

Stanley police and Eau Claire police told the superintendent the threat to the student was not credible.

"We held school today and limited traffic in and out of our buildings," Koenig said in a letter to families. "We apologize for any apprehension or anxiety this may have caused anyone. The safety of our students and staff continues to be a top priority."

Eau Claire police tell News 18 they continue to investigate the threat directed toward someone at the Bolton Refuge House.

Eau Claire police believe the threat to a student at Stanley-Boyd schools may be related to an overnight threat to a person at the Bolton Refuge House in Eau Claire.

While ECPD investigated the threat at Bolton Refuge House, police received indication the person who made the threat may be in the area.

So, police set up a perimeter around the Bolton Refuge House and are "actively investigating the threats with urgency."

Police are also working to determine the connection between the two threats.

Stanley (WQOW) - Schools in Stanley-Boyd are on a soft hold on Tuesday and extra law enforcement will be at the schools as police investigate a threat to a student.

Stanley police say they are not considering the threat credible at this time.

A soft hold means access is restricted in and out of the schools and no outside recess will take place.

According to Stanley police, the Eau Claire Police Department is assisting in the investigation. News 18 is reaching out to ECPD to find out the department's involvement.

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