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Lockdowns lifted following threat at South Milwaukee High School and Middle School

Posted at 12:04 PM, Sep 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-14 23:45:32-04

SOUTH MILWAUKEE — The lockdowns at South Milwaukee High School and Middle School Tuesday morning have been lifted following a police investigation of a threat, according to South Milwaukee Superintendent Jeff Weiss.

South Milwaukee families received a letter from the superintendent stating that the schools were under a "secure hold" following a threat directed to the high school. South Milwaukee Police Department conducted an investigation and found the person who made the threat.

During the investigation, police discovered that a few students made comments following a bomb threat in a nearby district.

"I would like to thank our students and staff for the excellent behavior during the secure hold," said South Milwaukee Superintendent Jeff Weiss in a letter to parents. "We appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you as well to our families during what can be a stressful morning. Finally, thank you to the South Milwaukee Police Department for the quick response and in depth investigation."

Classes will resume as normal for the rest of the day.

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