Update: Homestead High School Evacuated due to threat

Homestead High School in the Mequon Thiensville School District was evacuated Thursday after a bomb threat was discovered.

According to a statement from the school, when a student informed Homestead staff of a threat written on a bathroom stall in the high school, high school and district administrators and the school resource officer quickly convened to assess the situation. The threat stated, “I’m blowing this s*** up at 1:00 sharp.”

Because MTSD takes all threats seriously, school and district officials made the decision to release students early and conduct a thorough investigation and search of the building. Students were released at 12:23 PM and all students and staff members exited the building by 12:45 PM.

Following the evacuation, law enforcement officials, including two K9 units, began a thorough search of the school building. The search was completed at approximately 3:30 PM. The investigation concluded that this incident poses no further risk to the school community.

“We are deeply disappointed that an individual at Homestead made a choice that was not reflective of our safe and student-centered environment,” said Superintendent of Schools Demond A. Means, Ed.D. “Rest assured that when the individual responsible for this inappropriate note is identified, swift and
significant discipline will be imposed.”

School was back in session as scheduled Friday, April 7.

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