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Antigo schools closed Thursday due to bomb threat

School District of Antigo

Update 10/5/23 2:00 p.m.:
The Antigo Police Department says no dangerous or suspicious materials were found in any school district buildings.

The police department learned of a bomb threat to the middle school Wednesday around 9:45 p.m.

Thursday, police used K9s trained in explosive detection and drones to search all school buildings in the district.

No bombs or anything of that nature was found in any of the buildings.

The Antigo Police Department, Langlade County Sheriff's Office, Brown County Sheriff's Office, and FBI are still investigating the threat.

Original Post:

The Unified School District of Antigo canceled classes for all Antigo School on Thursday, October 5.

In a Facebook post, District Administrator Glenda Oginski said the district received a bomb threat via email overnight.

The district is working with local enforcement to conduct a sweep of each building in the district.

That sweep wouldn’t have been finished by the time students arrived at school, so the district decided to cancel classes.

“We are taking this action out of an abundance of caution. At this time, we plan to resume school on Friday. We will provide you with an update later today as we learn more,” Oginski said in the post.

This article will be updated as we learn more information.

Katie Thoresen is WXPR's News Director/Vice President.
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