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UPDATE: Richland Center threat not credible

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RICHLAND CENTER (WKOW) -- From the Richland Center School District:

Richland School District officials and local law enforcement officials have discovered information scratched on a bathroom wall in the Richland Center High School.  The information indicated that a person would blow up the school on Friday November 14, 2008.

As a result, there will be no classes for high school students on Friday November 14th.  The time will be made up, and officials will announce the make up procedure at a later date.  This is for high school students only.

In an effort to maintain a secure building, school personnel will inspect the building tonight and tomorrow.  All areas of the building will be inspected, and no unauthorized personnel will be allowed in the building.  Law enforcement has been contacted and will be assisting in the investigation.

District officials are very concerned about this situation and will continue to provide information as soon as it is known.  Please listen to WRCO radio for further instructions.


Update (11/14 11:15am):  From Richland School District:  Based on the initial stages of the investigation and information obtained thus far, there is no evidence to lead school administrators to believe that the bomb threat is a credible threat. 

  However, police and school officials continue to work on determining who is responsible for the threat.

  The building has been searched and surveillance equipment in public areas is being monitored, per District Policy. 

  The police remain involved and will complete a full investigation in cooperation with the school officials.

  Plans for Monday classes and further announcements will be made later in the day. 

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