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An officer from Somerset Police Department stands guard at the main entrance of Somerset Elementary School during a lockdown on Thursday, Dec. 19. (Photo by Micheal Foley)

New Richmond man charged in Somerset school threat incident

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Andrew J.R. Wallace, 20, of New Richmond, was charged with disorderly conduct Thursday afternoon in connection with an alleged verbal threat Thursday morning at Somerset Elementary School. The incident caused all Somerset public schools to go into lockdown for the entire day with police stationed at each school.


Wallace was identified using school district security procedures, according to a press release from the Somerset Police Department.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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