Siren School Evacuated For Bomb Threat
Students at the K-12 school in Siren, WI had a bizarre day on Monday, Oct. 4. The school was evacuated as a precautionary measure around 12:45 p.m. and was dismissed for the day at 2 p.m. after the Siren Police Department and the Siren Fire Department responded to a bomb threat.
The building was eventually cleared, and the threat was deemed unfounded. No one was injured or harmed, but many in the small town community were concerned when they saw the school building surrounded by the fire department trucks and as they watched traffic rerouted.
Siren School Superintendent Scott Johnson said that the building was evacuated quickly because administrators and law enforcement officials were “concerned about certain information in the threat,” but that after two K-9 units searched the school and the parking lot, faculty was allowed to return.
While the school was searched, students followed the designated safety plan and evacuated to the Northwoods Crossing Event Center, which is located approximately two blocks from the school. At that time an automated calling system was used to notify parents at their home, business and cell phone numbers.
Buses took some students home early, but Johnson said that elementary students were watched by faculty at the Event Center until parents were able to respond.
School is expected to be open as usual on Tuesday, Oct. 5.
This Siren Fire and Rescue Truck blocked one of the main entrances to the K-12 school in Siren while the building was searched after a bomb threat.