Kewaunee schools end school early due to gun threat, district officials say
KEWAUNEE – Students in Kewaunee were released early Thursday after the school was in lockdown due to a threat including a gun, the school district said.
At 11:15 a.m., the Kewaunee School District announced the schools will go into lockdown after receiving an "outside threat" that mentioned a firearm, according to a Facebook post from the district.
No one was allowed to leave or enter the building.
At 12:45 p.m., bus drivers started taking students home on their usual bus.
Parents began picking up their children starting at 1:15 p.m. and had to show their ID at the security checkpoint on Center Street.
High schools students were able to leave and start driving their own vehicles home at 12:45 p.m. They cannot pick up their siblings in grade school.
Students were not allowed to walk home.
The Kewaunee Police Department and Kewaunee County Sheriff's Office are working with the school district to investigate the threat.
This story will be updated.
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This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Kewaunee schools end school early due to gun threat, district officials say