5/6/17 – Beaver Dam schools were closed Friday because of what officials say was a (quote) “sinister” threat toward the school, staff and students. At a press conference this morning, Police Chief John Kreuziger said that a school administrator contacted authorities early this morning reporting that he received several threats via email that made specific threats, referencing a gun, explosives and the intent to hurt students and staff. Chief Kreuziger says the threat specifically referenced fifth period on Friday with the intent to harm students. Two high school students from Beaver Dam were initially interviewed Friday morning and third student who lives in Las Vegas was tracked down Friday afternoon. Beaver Dam School Superintendent Steve Vessey says that concerns of a threat from that third student were eliminated when law enforcement made contact with the teen, who is in Las Vegas. That student is said to be cooperating and has no intent or means to travel to Wisconsin. Weekend events at the high school, including the Something Special From Wisconsin Breakfast on Sunday, will go on as planned without interruption and school will resume on Monday. Vessey says there will be an increased police presence.
Listen to the entire press conference here: