The day after police alerted the community about rumors of a possible planned shooting at three Waukesha high school, Pewaukee High School has been evacuated after a threatening note was found in the school, according to the Lake Country Reporter.
High school students have taken to Twitter about the threat at Pewaukee, calling it a bomb threat. But Pewaukee Police Chief Ed Baumann told the Lake Country Reporter he is “confident that all students at Pewaukee High School are safe.”
Meanwhile, the Waukesha Police Department’s been stepping up presence at West, South and North after rumors have been spreading on social media about a possible shooting planned for Friday at the schools.
Authorities received between 15 and 20 phone calls about the rumors at Waukesha North; however, the rumors are about all three high schools. After parents and the community were alerted, the rumors have slowed down.
“We have had no increased rumors or increased reports,” said Sgt. Jerry Habanek.
The rumors were limited to the high schools and did not include the middle or elementary schools, according to Habanek.
Schools throughout Wisconsin are experiencing similar rumors, including Waukesha, Oak Creek, Menomonee Falls, Hamilton, Manitowoc, Arrowhead, Greenfield and Cudahy.
And Greendale High School was placed under a lockdown on Wednesday after a “suspicious person” was seen in the building.