Pewaukee School Day, Homecoming Canceled after School Shooting Threat
The Pewaukee School District announced Thursday that all schools will be closed Friday. According to a letter sent to parents by Superintendent Dr. JoAnn Sternke, a hand-written message was found in the high school stating “There will be a school shooting on Friday, October 2nd".
This weekend is Homecoming Weekend for Pewaukee and all Homecoming activities will be cancelled. This includes the Homecoming pep rally, parade and football game. The Homecoming dance, planned for Saturday, is expected to continue as scheduled.
The school campus will be locked down at 8:00 PM on Thursday. No students will be allowed on campus after this time. Students who need items from their locker need to retrieve it prior to 8:00 PM.
Police will sweep the buildings, and campus will remain locked down until the end of Friday.
Superintendent Sternke added, "it is particularly troubling that this threat is being made for the Friday of Homecoming Week, one of the days students most look forward to."
Classes will resume on Monday, October 5th. On Monday, Pewaukee School District will have an increased police presence in and around our schools. Counselors will also be available should students have questions or need assistance.
According to the Superintendent's letter they are continuing to investigate the threat and if you have any information you are asked to call Pewaukee Village Police.
"All threats to our school or students are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. We want you to have the facts so you can discuss them with your child and emphasize the seriousness of this issue. To the best of our knowledge, we have no evidence to link this threat to the communication from earlier this week."
See the full letter from Superintendent Sternke below: