Lakeland cancels classes after bomb threat

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Mike Heine
Friday, November 30, 2007
— A bomb threat on Lakeland School sent students home early Thursday, according to a news release from Walworth County.

A staff member listened to a message on her voice mail about 8 a.m. Thursday. It was left after the school closed Wednesday, according to the release.

Students initially remained on busses, which started arriving at the school at about 8:30 a.m. Staff and students later were taken across the street to Westside Elementary School while a search was conducted, according to the release.

Students were taken home about 9:30 a.m.

Police, including the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department bomb-detection dog and an explosive ordinance disposal deputy, searched the building and the grounds. No bomb was found.

The building was cleared at 11:30 a.m., and staff was allowed to return for the remainder of the workday.

Elkhorn police and the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the origin of the call.

Lakeland School is a school for children with disabilities.

Last updated: 9:16 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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