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New Lisbon investigates school threat

NEW LISBON (WKOW) -- The New Lisbon Police Department and Juneau County Sheriff's Department were called to the New Lisbon Schools early Tuesday morning for a threat against the safety of students at staff at the schools.

According to police, a statement was written on a wall in the school that indicated a potential of harm. The statement wasn't specific and didn't include a date, time, or any specific target.

The school conducted a staff meeting and decided to evacuate the building and wait until a decision was made concerning when staff and students could safely return to school. Later, school officials and law enforcement decided it was best to send everyone home for the day.

Over the course of a day long investigation, it was determined that a 13 year old student was responsible for the message on the wall. The student admitted that she wrote the message at the end of the school day on Monday, March 23. She said that she didn't intend on hurting anyone and is sorry she caused school to be canceled and causing an unnecessary concern for the students, staff, parents, and the community.

The teen is being referred to the Juneau County Department of Human Service and the Juneau County District Attorney's Office for the incident.

New Lisbon Schools will be open on Wednesday, March 25. The New Lisbon Police Department will be at school to help the school and answer any questions parents might have. If a parent wants to contact the New Lisbon Police Department with questions, they can call (608) 562-5213, extension 6.

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