Law enforcement investigates ‘potential threat’ at Rhinelander High School
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
The School District of Rhinelander released information just before 2 p.m. today that law enforcement was called to the high school following the discovery of a note on a boys’ restroom stall this morning.
The note, “was not specific and somewhat unclear, but administration immediately considered it a potential threat.”
An investigation with law enforcement and the administration began immediately, and law enforcement directed administration on how to proceed. The press release further states that at no time was there an imminent threat in the high school or any other school building.
Law enforcement’s investigation at the high school went smoothly and confirmed that students were not in any danger. Other than the daily lockdown of the building’s exterior doors, no additional interior lock-down was necessary. An increased level of law enforcement was in the building during the state send-off to those going to state competitions this weekend. Our school resource officer remained in the building the rest of the day.
“School administrators understand that with the recent Florida school shooting, anxieties are very high and parents are going to be especially concerned. Please be assured that all District staff are aware of this and are vigilant at all times for the safety of their students.”