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Edgerton High School responds to bomb threat

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Gazette Staff
September 23, 2010
— Officials plan to step up security at Edgerton High School in the wake of an apparent bomb threat Wednesday at the school, Edgerton High School staff and the Edgerton Police Department reported.

At about 2 p.m. Wednesday, a student reported to a high school teacher a message implying a bomb threat for Saturday, Sept. 25 at the high school, said Edgerton Police Lt. Bob Bolgrihn.


Bolgrihn would not give additional details about the threat, citing an investigation by police and the school district, but he said because it’s Homecoming week, police already had increased patrols at the school.


“We’re going to step it up one more notch because of this (bomb threat),” he said.


Starting today, police will increase their presence at the high school, the school district said in an email.


Police and the school district will conduct a full search of the school building and grounds, and will supervise and limit access into the school building to established entrances.


All school activities, including the school’s Homecoming dance, will continue as scheduled.


Anyone with information about the threat can contact Edgerton High School staff or the Edgerton Police Department.



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