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Wisconsin Rapids woman gets 6 months in jail for bogus school threat


WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) - A 21-year-old Wisconsin Rapids woman is sentenced to six months in jail for calling in a threat of a gunman at a Wisconsin Rapids school to divert attention away from another crime, according to online Wood County court records.

Autumn Trepish pleaded no contest to three misdemeanors - obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and bail jumping - for the Feb. 20 incident, court records said. Her punishment handed down last week includes two years of probation with the threat of more jail time.

Police said Trepish called 911 to report a gunman inside Lincoln High School. Trepish feared her friends, who she said were shoplifting at Walmart, were going to be arrested, so she called to get officers to respond to the school instead, according to a criminal complaint.

The school was put on lockdown for about 40 minutes. No students were inside, as classes were canceled due to weather, and only a few staff members were present. A sweep of the school was conducted, but no one was found.

A judge allowed Trepish to serve the jail sentence with work privileges.

Trepish also resolved two unrelated misdemeanor battery cases involving incidents Feb. 7 in a plea bargain with prosecutors, court records said.

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