Waupun Area School District officials determined a reported threat at the high school on Wednesday was unfounded, according to a letter sent home to parents Thursday.
According to the letter, “(Police School Liaison) Officer Jason Hraban was alerted by a student of comments a fellow student had made the previous day regarding a threat to the school. Officer Hraban and Principal (Steve) Lenz immediately began investigating. The student who reportedly made the comments was removed from school and contact was made with both the Waupun Police Department and the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department to assist. It was quickly determined that there was no immediate threat to our school’s safety.”
In an email, Superintendent Tonya Olson said a student reported what they overheard another student say after taking it out of context.
“However, we are very thankful our students do contact administration when they are concerned or think that a threat is being made,” Olson said. “It was all handled very swiftly and without incident.”
Students are encouraged to speak with an adult at school if they are concerned about something they heard or saw. Parents can call 920-324-5591 with any questions or concerns.
The letter to parents concluded: “As communicated at the beginning of the year, the Waupun Area School District has procedures in place to respond to an emergency situation. In the event of an emergency situation here at school, two main things to remember are: do not try to contact the school and don’t attempt to come to school unless you are otherwise directed.”