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Baraboo High School students return to building after threatening call

Published: Sep. 13, 2021 at 1:30 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2021 at 7:15 PM CDT
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BARABOO, Wis. (WMTV) - Baraboo High School students returned to the building for a standard end-of-day release Monday afternoon after a bomb threat was made to the school.

More than 1,000 students and staff were evacuated to Jack Young Middle School out of an “abundance of caution.”

Police say no explosives were found, as they blocked all entrances and exits to the school while investigating with bomb sniffing dogs.

Baraboo School District Superintendent Dr. Rainey Briggs said safety was their number one concern.

“I’m going to always err on the side of caution to keep every kid safe, every staff safe and also our facilities as safe as possible,” said Briggs.

Investigators are working to find out who made the threat.

The district had advised the public to not visit the immediate vicinity, adding that guests would not be allowed to enter. Draper Street was closed temporarily in order to get students back to school.

High school students had a standard release. In an update, the district said standard pick-ups will happen at all district buildings at the end of the day.

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