2 Baraboo schools evacuated after bomb threat

Baraboo police did not locate any harmful devices.
The Baraboo Police Department did not locate any harmful devices after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of two of the city’s schools.
Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 10:12 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2022 at 6:37 PM CST
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BARABOO, Wis. (WMTV) - The Baraboo Police Department did not locate any harmful devices after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of two of the city’s schools.

According to an update that came around 1 p.m., police officers, explosive detecting canines, and Baraboo School District staff cleared both Baraboo High School and Jack Young Middle School. BPD indicated students were being taken back to their schools for the rest of the day.

The students were initially moved to the city’s civic center following the bomb threat, which the initial police report stated came around 9 a.m. The district later stated they had been moved to what district officials described as a “relocation center” where their families could pick them up. The district did not say if the new location was the civic center or if they were moved again.

Earlier in the day, Baraboo Police Department explained its school resource officer was told by staff around 9 a.m. the middle school had received a bomb threat. The threat was later determined to include the high school as well. Students and staff were moved from the building to the civic center, while authorities checked for explosive devices.

In a Facebook post that came about an hour after the threat, the school district described the scene as still active and promised to share more information when it became available. The police department encouraged families to check their email and messaging apps for alerts from the district.

clarification: This story has been updated to include the new information from the Baraboo Police Dept.

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