Brookings police investigate threat at High School

Brookings Police and the Brookings School District on Thursday discovered vandalism in a bathroom at the Brookings High School. The vandalism included a threat that was quickly identified as non-credible.

Lt. Joe Fisgbaugher says the situation was treated seriously by the school district and the Police Department.

The collaboration between the school district and the police department enabled investigators to quickly identify a suspect who was taken into custody shortly after the incident.

Charges are pending and the juvenile was released to parents.

Fishbaugher says there was never a “realized threat” to the students or staff.


January 12, 2023