Police have suspect in school threat
Bomb squad K9 unit was called
Police have referred a suspect in Tuesday’s Manawa school lock out to the Waupaca County District Attorney’s office.
According to Manawa Police Chief James Gorman, investigators determined there was one individual who acted alone.
In a letter to parents, Manawa District Administrator Melanie Oppor said a threatening message was found in a bathroom at Little Wolf Jr./Sr. High School at about 8:15 a.m.
“All threats are taken very seriously by school personnel and the district’s approved Emergency Management Plan,” Oppor said.
After discovering the threat, staff immediately put the high school in lock out and called the police.
“For the safety and wellbeing of all, staff and students were secured within classrooms until an assessment could be made,” Gorman said in a press release Wednesday.
Students were escorted from the high school onto waiting buses.
They were taken to Manawa Elementary School, which was also placed in lock out until a threat assessment could be completed.
Police were present at both schools.
Outagamie and Brown County bomb squad K-9s were called in to clear the high school.
At 2 p.m., law enforcement gave the district the all clear, and students were returned to the high school to resume classes.
Gorman said no one was harmed or injured.
“There are no current dangers or active threats to the school district or community,” Gorman said.
Police and district staff are releasing no further information about the incident or the suspect because the investigation is ongoing.
People with information related to this incident are encouraged to call the Manawa Police Department at 920-596-3390.