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Nothing suspicious found after Kenosha's Lance Middle School evacuated due to bomb threat

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Posted at 11:44 AM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 16:27:18-04

KENOSHA — Kenosha police have ruled that nothing suspicious was found on school grounds after Lance Middle School was evacuated Tuesday morning due to a bomb threat.

The Kenosha Unified School District said in an update that Kenosha police searched the school and that they did not find evidence of a bomb. Students and staff were moved to Mahone and nearby all students were picked up around noon.

The school district said KPD "do not believe the threat to be credible and are confident that the school is a safe place for students and staff to return to tomorrow."

Lance will be open Wednesday, and in-person and virtual learning will resume as normal.

Students who were not picked up by a parent or guardian have returned to Lance, along with staff. The school district said they may walk home or be transported home via their usual bus route at the end of Tuesday.

Lance will remain closed for the rest of Tuesday, May 11, and after-school activities are canceled. Students will be able to access personal belongings when school resumes Wednesday.

According to the district's statement.

"We are grateful to our families, staff and law enforcement who worked together to ensure that everyone involved was safe, pickups were smooth, and families were reunited as quickly as possible. We had staff from across the district jump into action to help plan transportation, messaging, reunifications, meals and more. We are thankful for everyone’s cooperation and support, which allowed this emergency to be handled quickly and efficiently for the safety and well-being of all."

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