Parents concerned over Preble High incident

Published 02/08 2014 10:44PM

Updated 02/08 2014 10:48PM

Green Bay, Wis.(WFRV)- Preble High School parents want answers to what happened last week at their children's school.

"It was an automated phone call that said there was an incident," said Angela Bieda, who's son is a junior at Preble. "But it didn't say what the incident was and then there was police in the school and that they were trying to get the kids escorted out safely."

Bidea said she called the school multiple times Friday, but after recieving very litter information she turned to social media. Students and the school's twitter and facebook pages were lit up with rumors of escaliting violence and threats.

School Principal, Natasha Rowell, said in a letter addressed to parents that there we two fights, one Wednesday and the other Thursday, which led to the growing concerns over violence.

 "We will have increased police presence inside and outside the building, as a precautionary measure," Rowell said.

But even after students were dismissed early on Friday, the school's annual Snow Ball dance remained scheduled for Saturday.

"We're just offering additional security at the dance," said Lt. Tom Buchmann, Green Bay Police. "Just in case there's any problems that stem from the original fight a few days ago."

Both police and school officials have declined to comment any further, siting that at this time the investigation is still on going. But for parents like Bieda, the sheer police presence makes her question the school's need to play down the incidents.

"If there's that much police there, then to me as a parent, I feel like there's more to the story then I'm being told," she said.

The Green Bay Area Public School District will hold a press conference Monday at 10 a.m. for more updates.

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