Lockdown at Janesville school after bomb threat

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Frank Schultz
Thursday, December 12, 2013

JANESVILLE—Marshall Middle School on the city's east side was locked down for much of the day Thursday after receiving what police called a “veiled bomb threat.”

The message was left as a voice mail about 8:20 a.m. but wasn't discovered until later, said Dan Davis, deputy police chief.

Police have information about a possible suspect and are investigating, Davis said. No arrest was reported as of 5 p.m. Thursday.

School officials initiated a soft lockdown, in which students and staff are locked in their rooms but instruction and activities continue.

Parents were alerted about the lockdown with an automated phone message. A subsequent message Thursday afternoon said that the lockdown was called to allow school officials and police to investigate.

“All students were safe during this event,” the message stated.

Making a false bomb threat is a felony under Wisconsin law.



Last updated: 12:30 pm Thursday, December 12, 2013

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