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13-year-old in custody after email threat caused school lockdown

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Posted at 1:15 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 14:15:13-04

GREEN BAY -- Green Bay Police say a 13-year-old boy sent an email threat that caused a lockdown at Notre Dame Academy on Thursday morning. The boy is now in police custody and Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith says he will likely face consequences for his alleged actions.

Two schools were placed under security lockdowns Thursday morning.

The Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay had issued what they call a "level-two" lockdown. The school says the lockdown is a result of an unverified email threat from a non-Notre Dame student that was brought to the attention of the Green Bay Police.

About an hour later, the Academy said a person was in police custody in connection to the threat.

Green Bay School District said Franklin Middle School is in a "secure the building" for an outside community situation. About an hour later, Franklin was no longer in secure the building situation. School dismissal will proceed as normal.