Students at Case High School, 7345 Washington Ave., are not being allowed to leave the building after a threat was made against the school at about 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a story by WISN  Channel 12 News.

But the threat, which was made over the phone to the Mount Pleasant Police Department, is being called a scam as a number of schools in Wisconsin and the nation have reported receiving an automated voice recording that threatened the students.

“As you may have seen in the news, there have been similar reports at schools across the state. Police have been calling it a scam,” wrote Jody Bloyer, principal at Case, to parents on the school website.

“They have recommended that we keep students inside for lunch today as a precautionary measure and anyone entering or leaving the building will be required to use only the main entrance door and will be subject to search,” Bloyer wrote. “It is extremely important to myself and to this staff that we take every step in both practicing and ensuring the utmost safety of our entire school community.”

Bloyer promised to follow-up with parents when she had more information.

 

 

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.