Bomb threat found in bathroom at Cedarburg H.S.

CEDARBURG -- Police are investigating a bomb threat that was written on a bathroom stall inside Cedarburg High School Tuesday afternoon. The threat, written on a bathroom stall, says there will be a bomb at the school February 2nd. Cedarburg school officials say if parents choose to keep students home from school Thursday, the absence will not count against the student.

The bathroom where the threat was found Tuesday was immediately locked and the Cedarburg Police Department was contacted. At the time, the school was searched and found to be safe for class. On Wednesday morning, multiple students were questioned about the situation, but so far, police say they have nobody in custody in connection with the threat.

The school was searched again Wednesday afternoon by Cedarburg police and school administration. It will be searched one more time Thursday morning before classes, and Cedarburg Principal Jeff Nelson says two police officers will be on campus Thursday morning. "Both the Cedarburg Police Department and our school administration are confident that our school will be safe Thursday, but in an attempt to be sensitive to parents' concerns for the well-being of their children, the absence will not negatively affect that student's attendance status," Nelson said in the letter Wednesday.

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Anyone with information relative to the threat is encouraged to talk to an administrator or any other school personnel. A monetary award will be offered for anyone who brings information forward that leads to the conviction of this person.

Students FOX6 spoke with Wednesday say they're surprised to see something like this at the school. "Everyone's nice, so I don't know why someone would do this," one student said. "I was shocked to hear about it. It's kinda scary," another student said. A few students FOX6 spoke with said they'd likely not be attending school Thursday.

Parents/guardians who would like to keep their child home from school Thursday, should call the school attendance line at 376-6206.