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JANESVILLE

An unspecified threat to Parker High School means student backpacks, coats and other items will be searched before entering school Friday morning.

Janesville School District administrators learned of the threat late Thursday afternoon, according to a news release from the district.

“We believe that the threat has very little credibility,” the news release reads.

Overnight, a search of the building will be made.

In the morning:

  • Parker will open its doors at 7:30 a.m. Students and members of the public will not be allowed in before that time.
  • All students must use the west commons student entrance, and staff will be posted at other doors to enforce that rule.
  • Janesville police and district staff will be searching backpacks, coats and any other items.

All students must remain in the cafeteria until 7:55 a.m., when they will be able to report to first-hour classes.

In addition, visitors to the school will be searched as will students who have off-campus lunch.

District communications specialist Patrick Gasper said he did not know the nature of the threat or where it was found.

The search is being done as a precaution, Gasper said.

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