‘Maybe become the next shooter’: Former Monona student charged in school threats

A former Monona Grove School District student was charged Tuesday with felony terrorist threats after authorities say the student said they’d harm students at a high school.

Authorities said at least two tips about Emma Hardiman, 18, came through the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Speak Up, Speak Out portal. The site in the Office of School Safety allows tipsters to anonymously submit information on potential school threats for evaluation by safety experts 24/7.

Court records state Hardiman was at the school Sunday and used a photo of it as a backdrop to two Snapchat posts. Records state Hardiman was armed with a knife in the posts and said they “maybe become the next shooter.” Authorities also said Hardiman told police they were motivated to make threats in response to being bullied.

Read more: WKOW (Madison, WI)