District: Williams Bay teacher put on leave over threatening Facebook comment

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Andrea Anderson
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

WILLIAMS BAY—A Williams Bay Elementary School teacher is on administrative leave after posting a threatening comment on Facebook, according to the school district.

Officials said Breann Vogt, a fifth-grade teacher, posted the following statement at 9:27 p.m. June 2:

"I'd like to go on a short, but effective, killing spree. My children* are INSANE! *school and home."

The district heard about the post June 6, Superintendent Wayne Anderson said.

Vogt was placed on administrative leave from June 9 through the end of the school year, which is Friday, Anderson said.

The Williams Bay Police Department and Walworth County Sheriff's Office were contacted by administration about the post. After speaking with Vogt, officers determined no individuals were in danger, according to a release sent to parents.

"I do not think there is any safety concern at this time," Anderson told The Gazette.

Barbara Isaacson, Williams Bay Elementary School principal, and Anderson spoke with Vogt about the post before Vogt was suspended.

She was first placed on leave for one day, it was later extended through the school year, the release states.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, Anderson said. Anderson, the school board and legal counsel will continue to meet and discuss the teacher's future as the investigation continues.

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