Yahara Elementary School in DeForest evacuated, but police find no gunman after 911 call

DEFOREST -- A Wisconsin school district says police have found nothing as they search an elementary school where someone reported a man with a gun.

The DeForest Area School District said in a statement that police were continuing precautionary measures Wednesday afternoon, September 9th at Yahara Elementary, including clearing the building. A Dane County sheriff's spokeswoman didn't immediately return a call.

DeForest is about 15 miles north of the state capital of Madison. Authorities say they got a 911 call about 3 p.m., and deputies and a SWAT team were dispatched as the school was evacuated.

The evacuation came just a few days after DeForest schools were closed over what officials said were "potential threats." Two male students were arrested Friday after that report.