UPDATE: Platteville Police say there was never an active shooter

School threat (KHQ stock image)

UPDATE (WKOW) -- Platteville Police have released more information about the situation that prompted closing Platteville schools Friday.

An officer told 27 News the first call came in shortly after 5:00 a.m. about a person threatening to harm himself.  Police have not found this person, but did recover weapons.  They say there was never an active shooter.  


UPDATE (WKOW) -- The Belmont School District says it has been advised to take precautions because of the situation in Platteville.

Superintendent Christy Larson tells 27 News there is no immediate threat to Belmont schools, but they are on a soft lockdown. Larson says that means they will keep students inside all day. 

Larson says Belmont schools have a secure entrance anyway, so this will not disrupt anyone coming in or out of the schools. Students will not go out for recess. 

"We are just one of the bordering communities, so (police) put us on alert," Larson told 27 News.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- The Platteville School District superintendent says there is an ongoing situation off school grounds, and because they couldn't ensure student safety, they decided to close all schools.

Superintendent Connie Valenza says they worked with the Grant County Sheriff's Office and the Platteville Police Department, after being informed of the situation.

Platteville Police tell 27 News there was a post circulating online about a possible active shooter in the area, but they have not found anything credible as of yet. Police are still in the area. 

Superintendent Valenza says the schools' buses meet in the area where the online post referenced, so they didn't want to endanger students.

27 News asked both agencies which area of Platteville was referenced in the post, but neither wanted to give that information at this point.


PLATTEVILLE -- School has been canceled today in Platteville due to situation endangering student safety.

School officials have updated their earlier announcement of a two-hour delay.

According to the Platteville High School Facebook page, school has been canceled for the remainder of the day.

For more on this story: http://www.wkow.com/story/37252884/2018/01/12/platteville-schools-closed-due-to-a-situation-endangering-student-safety

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