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Mukwonago High School will not participate in National School Walkout due to threat

Posted at 7:09 AM, Mar 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-14 12:20:54-04

MUKWONAGO -- Mukwonago High School will not participate in Wednesday's National School Walkout.

TODAY’S TMJ4 has learned the district canceled it because of a "threat".

Mukwonago police officers have interviewed three students and said the threat isn't credible -- but the district says it doesn't want to take any chances.

The high school says it will work with student leaders to find alternative ways to honor the parkland shooting victims.

The Mukwonago Area School District posted this message on their Facebook page Wednesday morning: 

To MHS Families:

Good Morning,

Late last evening I was informed that the Village of Mukwonago Police Department was investigating a rumor about potential school shooting at Mukwonago High School during today's National School Walkout. The police interviewed three students in their homes and determined that there was no validity to the rumors nor was there a credible threat to student safety at Mukwonago High School. Due to recent events and concern about student safety in the area and across the country, we are going to cancel student participation in today's walkout. Principal Jim Darin will work with student leaders to discuss alternative activities to honor victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy at later date.

We are asking parents to continue to have conversations with their son or daughter about appropriate conversations regarding violence in schools. Students should be encouraged to immediately report any concerns to school officials or law enforcement officials. I also want to thank the parent who did contact the police last night.

Please contact me with questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shawn McNulty