“Senseless conversation” among students forces Humke Elementary to evacuate
NEKOOSA, Wis. (WSAW) - Humke Elementary School was evacuated Tuesday morning following after a threat was made by a student.
Port Edwards Police Chief Scott Drew said at 7:45 a.m., it was reported to police that a third-grade student riding a school bus was overheard talking about bringing a “bomb” to school.
Through an investigation, the student who made the threat was identified and detained by police before they entered the school. Police determined that the student did not have any intent to do harm and it was no more than a senseless conversation that did not put anyone in danger.
Due to the circumstances and timing of information that came in, Humke Elementary was evacuated and staff and students were relocated. The entire building was searched and cleared by the Wood County Sheriff’s Department K9 bomb detection team.
Staff and students were allowed to return to the school at around 11 a.m. Chief Drew said the school district will handle any disciplinary actions with the student.
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