OAK CREEK, Wis. — Police say what turned out to be a false report of a bomb inside a backpack led to the evacuation of Oak Creek High School Wednesday morning.
The Oak Creek Police Department said in a statement that the backpack was left in the school's 9th grade center.
After police were notified, the school followed its safety plan: 9th graders and Empower students were evacuated to the adjacent National Guard facility; the neighboring school facilities, the 10-12 building and Egdewood Elementary were put on administrative hold; and Oak Creek Police with the help of the Milwaukee Police Department's Bomb Squad and the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office's Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit searched the building.
Police concluded no suspicious devices or suspects were found.
When the building was deemed safe, students returned to the 9th Grade Center at around 11:15 a.m.