Hamilton School District: No credible threat to schools, classes will resume next week

Updated: 6:05 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2021

WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- After an extensive investigation, the Hamilton School District says police have determined that there is no credible threat to their schools. 

In a letter to parents Friday, the district said all school activities after Friday can go on as planned, and school will be in session Monday-Wednesday next week. 

There will be an elevated police presence throughout the district as a precaution.

The district says they cannot provide details of specific disciplinary actions, but that "students who are found to have threatened the safety of others will be subject to severe consequences issued by both the district and police."


Posted: 10:49 p.m. on Dec. 16. 2021

WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Hamilton School District has canceled classes Friday, Dec. 17 for all students and staff.

In a letter sent to families Thursday, the district said the decision was made in response to several "inappropriate posts" made on social media involving students. 

The letter says school administrators were made aware of content that high school students posted on social media after school Thursday involving an inappropriate photo that was re-shared and commented on.

Administration contacted Waukesha County sheriff's deputies and the local police department to investigate. 

The district says authorities visited the students' homes and interviewed each person involved. 

As of 9:45 p.m., they were unable to guarantee that the threat was not credible. 

The letter goes on to say that "out of an abundance of caution, students and staff will not have school tomorrow" at any Hamilton School District schools. 

This is a developing story. Stick with CBS 58 for updates on-air and online.

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