Extra police at Baraboo High School following potential threat

School threat (KHQ stock image)

BARABOO (WKOW) -- There will be extra police officers at Baraboo High School Monday because of a threat made. The Baraboo School District says the threat was investigated by the school and police and they believe the potential threat and student "have been properly addressed."

Here is the letter District Administrator Lori Mueller sent to students, parents and staff:

"We want to take this opportunity to reassure parents, guardians, students, and staff about the safety of Baraboo High School. The recent event in Florida reminds us all to be sensitive to any signs of a threat and to be extra vigilant in taking care of each other.

The School District of Baraboo and City of Baraboo Police Department officials became aware of a student who posed a threat to Baraboo High School for Monday, February 19th. We took the threat very seriously and moved quickly to fully investigate. Tonight, school and police officials believe that the potential threat and student have been properly addressed. However, additional police presence will be in place at Baraboo High School tomorrow.

This event represents a teachable moment for all of us.  We recognize that our young people may not understand the consequences of their actions.  Please talk to your child about the seriousness of making any threat that pertains to the safety or security of our schools, students, and staff.  Encourage your student to talk to you or to any of the staff at Baraboo High School if they become aware of their friends displaying odd behavior or making potential threats to the safety of others.

We are confident that through working together, we will continue to keep Baraboo High School safe for our children.  Thank you for your continued support."

Dr. Lori M. Mueller District Administrator

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