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Sheboygan Police Department
Thursday September 19th, 2019 :: 06:03 p.m. CDT


Arrest made in School Threat, investigation continues

Upadate:  Sheboygan Police have arrested a 14 year old male student for his part in the  incident today.  The investigation is ongoing to determine who else was responsible for the call.  Police have determined that the call was intended to cause fear, however there was never an actual threat.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Sheboygan Police at 920-459-3333.     

 On 09/19/2019, at about 2:10 pm, the Sheboygan Police Department responded to Sheboygan South High School at 1240 Washington Ave. to investigate a report of a student in possession of a handgun in the school.  At the time of the call, a School Resource Officer was inside the school and reported that he was not aware of any issues going on inside the school.    Officers responded to the school and were unable to locate the caller, or any evidence to suggest that any of the information in the originating phone call was true.
While the officers were investigating this incident, an ambulance was called to the school for an unrelated, medical problem inside the school. 
     There are no safety issues related to this report at the school or the surrounding area.  There is no evidence that there was any person who was part of this call inside the school.
     At this time, the investigation into where the phone call originated from is on-going.  There is no threat to the public or to any students inside South High School.   At this time, officers are still inside the school conducting that investigation.
     When this call began, the South High School went into lockdown.  The school is in the process of lifting the lockdown and releasing students.

Sheboygan Police Department
1315 N 23rd St
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 920-459-3333

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