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NFDL Man Sentenced For Threatening To Shoot Up FDL High School

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An 18-year-old North Fond du Lac man has pled no contest to a charge stemming from a threat to shoot up the Fond du Lac High School. Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney says Austin Hill was convicted Thursday of a charge of terrorist threats-party to a crime. Hill was a student at the school when he made the threat in a note another student dropped on the ground at the school on January 11th of last year. Toney praised the work of School Resource Officer Kristina Meilahn and the Fond du Lac Police Department in the case. He says, “Our law enforcement and school resource officers do a great job and Officer Krista Meilahn did a wonderful job investigating this and running things down.” Toney says recent events have shown that you have to take these types of threats seriously. He says, “We have had a number of school shootings over the past few weeks and I think there have been stabbings as well. We take these threats very seriously they can be unnerving and frightening for parents and other students.” Judge Dale English sentenced Hill to one year of probation and imposed and stayed a 45 day jail sentence. Hill gets credit for the 12 days he sat in jail following his arrest. He can petition the court to expunge his record if he successfully completes the conditions of his sentence. There was not merit to the threat.

An 18-year-old North Fond du Lac man has pled no contest to a charge stemming from a threat to shoot up the Fond du Lac High School. Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney says Austin Hill was convicted Thursday of a charge of terrorist threats-party to a crime. Hill and other students made the threat in a note dropped on the ground at the school on January 11th of last year. Judge Dale English sentenced Hill to one year of probation and imposed and stayed a 45 day jail sentence. Hill gets credit for the 12 days he sat in jail following his arrest. He can petition the court to expunge his record if he successfully completes the conditions of his sentence. Toney stated that “The work of School Resource Officer Kristina Meilahn and the Fond du Lac Police Department was outstanding in helping ensure the school was safe and secure. This type of behavior will not be tolerated and can result in a felony conviction and jail time, as happened to Mr. Hill.”