Terroristic email threat forces closure of school district

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Beaver Dam, Wis. – For approximately three weeks, several email threats have been received by a Dodge County School Administrator. Friday, the latest email was very specific, revealing details of an exact school, the time, weapons to be used, and the clear intention to harm students and staff. These threats culminated in the decision to close all schools until suspects were apprehended and the safety of all children assured.

A concerted investigation has led authorities to apprehend two students enrolled at the Beaver Dam High school, where they have been questioned. A third student, who allegedly lives outside of the state is also suspect and under investigation.

“This was specific; the emails were sinister,” explained Superintendent Steve Vessey. The emails referenced the use of guns and explosives. The Beaver Dam Unified School District has ten schools with approximately 3,400 students currently enrolled.

Beaver Dam Chief of Police John Kreuziger spoke at a news conference Friday, sharing further details, and explained that the most recent email was sent to an assistant principal, around 1:30 a.m.

The investigation continues. All schools will remain closed until the safety of students and staff can be guaranteed.

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