Falls High School Student Charged With Threatening to Shoot Up The School

Suspect made repeated threats to police, staff and students in January about creating a "Columbine" incident at the school.

A Menomonee Falls High School student is facing charges for allegedly threatening to shoot up the school and create a “Columbine” incident.

Lewis A. Summit, 17, of Milwaukee, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with two counts of disorderly conduct. If convicted, he could face up to six months in prison and $1,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Jan. 27, police were called to the high school after Summit made repeated threats to staff and students about shooting up the school and making references to the Columbine school shooting in Colorado.

The officer then heard Summit say “I’m going to (expletive) shoot up this place..."

When police arrived at the school, Summit was having a heated discussion with an assistant principal. The officer then heard Summit say “I’m going to (expletive) shoot up this place,” and then immediately took him into custody.

Summit continued to make threats about shooting up the school to the officer and threatening to bring in more people to help him “shoot the place up.”

Police then spoke to Summit’s grandmother who is his guardian and she said he had been making threatening remarks recently. Students and staff said he also made remarks about shooting up the school to them on Jan. 26 as well.

He will make his initial appearance in court March 26.

Menoparent March 11, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Mitch Maersch is a school district spokesman and they have allowed 4 comments on the Journal articles and have stopped anyone from any further comments????
Craig March 12, 2012 at 05:00 PM
What I find most disturbing about this is: IF the kid was able to control his mouth in the office- he may have not said anything to anyone, and then later acted out. There had to be other signs there before he made that statement about spraying kids. What is more disturbing is how those signs went unnoticed. What was he meeting with the Assistant Principal for? Too much of the story is vague.
jerry mislang March 14, 2012 at 12:36 AM
The difference between overly sensitive (your words) and overly cautious (my words) is that someone is less likely to be hurt if your overly cautious. My dear departed mom always said "better safe than sorry". I will give a a shout out for using your real name.
Bitter Clinger March 15, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Lewis A. Summit, 17, of Milwaukee? Export this excrement back to the city.
tara starling August 15, 2012 at 10:53 PM
good .. comment.. the kid is angry because of the grandmother...not taking care of him..spending his money on everything but him... this child is tired of going without.. he is disabled but knows that he is suppose to get something out of his SSI check...and he was not serious about blowing up the school... he was only letting out some stream ... the teachers and grandmother and neighbors were always picking on him...


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