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Shorewood Schools to reopen with increased security Thursday

Posted at 9:46 PM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-13 23:19:13-05

SHOREWOOD — A day after a “hit list” threatening several students at Shorewood High School forced the district to cancel school at all of their campuses, they will reopen Thursday with increased police presence.

Shorewood Police says a 14-year-old boy was carrying the list in his pocket and had a loaded ammunition clip in his backpack. The firearm matching the clip was found off-campus. He was arrested and charges have been referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.

District Superintendent Bryan Davis says "while we believe there is no reason for a continuing threat we will have police presence at SHS for the remainder of the week." The district says this will be the case at all of the schools.

Parent Tom McLellan says he's reassured by the extra security at the schools.

"I think schools need to be the safe place and so yeah it makes me feel a lot better that they are going to increase that."