Omro High School & middle schools placed on lockdown

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UPDATE: The city of Omro Police Department is releasing more information on a lockdown at both the high school and middle school Tuesday afternoon.

Police were initially called to the scene at 1:15PM for a social media threat directed towards the high school involving a gun and a bomb.

It was at that point that officers, along with school administrators, determined it best to lockdown the school rather than release students.

The Brown County K9 Bomb Detection division was requested to the middle school and high school.

They, along with the Omro Police Department, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department and Winneconne Police Department, were able to search the conjoined schools.

It was determined that both schools are safe, and all units cleared the scene around 7:00PM.

While the investigation will continue, classes are expected to resume Wednesday as normal. Students and parents will notice an increased presence in law enforcement.

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According to Omro High School Principal Paul Williams, the high school and middle schools were placed on lockdown after a threat made by social media Tuesday afternoon.

Police were called in, and students were released in controlled groups.

Principal Williams says all practices and games originally scheduled for tonight are cancelled.

Officials are still at the school searching for any indication of a threat.

The principal is waiting for the all clear, and will announce whether school is back on for Wednesday.

The school is expected to notify parents of any updates.

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