Kettle Moraine superintendent: schools 'will be very secure' after bomb threat
WALES - The superintendent of the Kettle Moraine School District tells parents their children will be safe when they take their final exams Friday.
Classes at a high school and elementary school in the district were canceled for Thursday after a bomb threat.
"(Students) will be very secure, and we are confident that they will be able to demonstrate their knowledge through (final) exams)," said Superintendent Pat Deklotz.
Finals were expected to happen on Thursday, but have been re-scheduled for Friday.
Bomb sniffing dogs were called in to search after the threat was made at schools in the Kettle Moraine School District.
The district did not believe the threat was credible, but it was not taking any chances.
"The bomb was specific to the Kettle Moraine High School building and specific to the date," explained Deklotz.
The school has been searched before because of alleged threats, with the most recent one coming a year ago.
Erika Bredlow and Michael Rady spraypainted rap lyrics on the wall of the school.
It said, "Kill people and die yuppie scum."
Officials never canceled classes. Both students received a year probation and had to reimburse the school for cleaning up the graffiti.
Freshmen Cameron Goodman says he's not worried about the threat, "Not really. It seems to be over hyped."
Goodman and his freshmen buddies Turner Ramsey and Camden Rockwell found out about the alleged threat after school. It's final exams week.
"I think it ruined things for people that did study," said Ramsey.
Wales Elementary School also closed Thursday even though the threat was made at the high school.
"There was a message that was found inside the high school," said Superintendent Patricia Deklotz.
Turner's father, Chad Ramsey admits it's a tough call, "It's probably the right call, I mean you are better safe that sorry."
"So now I have four exams scheduled on Friday and they're each an hour and half long," said Freshmen Camden Rockwell. "I'll be doing a lot of studying (Thursday)."
Authorities have not said if they have anyone in custody.