Wednesday, May 25, 2016

"Mount Pleasant Police keep an eye on Case High"

From The Journal


Credit - Mount Pleasant Police Department

"MOUNT PLEASANT — A day after Case High School went into lockdown after dispatchers received a threatening phone call targeted at the school, police continued to watch the building closely while investigating the source the call.

"'We are continuing to provide extra attention and high visibility to the school,' Mount Pleasant Police Chief Tim Zarzecki said Wednesday.

"While Zarzecki couldn't reveal any details about the call, citing the possibility that it could jeopardize the ongoing investigation, he did say that schools in Pleasant Prairie and Franklin have received similar threats in recent days. He added that nothing found during a search at Case substantiated the phone threat.

"'We checked the safety and security of the school and were unable to find anything that would harm anyone,' he said.

"Case returned to 'business as usual' Wednesday, according to Zarzecki, although he said school staff was 'taking necessary precautions' just in case something serious occurred.

"The call could be part of a national scam of threats phoned into schools across the country. According to an Associated Press story published Monday, evacuations based on electronic phone calls have taken place in Colorado, Utah, Delaware, Minnesota and New Hampshire in recent days.

"Zarzecki said his department is collaborating with other law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, to get to the bottom of the threat.

"'Our investigators are working on it diligently trying to determine what happened,' he said."

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