Threat at Bigfoot High School

CREATED Mar. 10, 2013

  • Print
  • Video by wtmj.com

    video

VILLAGE OF WALWORTH - Safety concerns at a local high school. Increased security measures will be in place Monday after a threat is found in a bathroom at Big Foot High School in the Village of Walworth.

The school's principal sent out an automated phone call to parents Sunday morning.

"I would ask everyone to please listen carefully. Big foot high school has found a written threat in a bathroom at the high school regarding the potential for violence at school on Monday."

One parent who received the call doesn't want to be identified but has concerns.

"Is it a specific threat to a person, staff or general threat, a bomb threat?"

The school's principal wouldn't answer those questions for TODAY'S TMJ4 on the phone.

Instead he referred us to police.

The Village of Walworth Police tell us they won't release any information until Monday.

"We can appreciate the school not sending panic out through the community but at the same time, we'd like to know a little more info," said one parent.

The principal told parents they'll hold school as planned Monday, with added security and safety measures.

"We will certainly do our very best to run as normal a school day as possible," the principal said in the voicemail. 

But with events like the Connecticut school shooting this father can't brush off what would once be thought a baseless prank.

"At this time, this stage in our lives, obviously anything can happen and you know, you just can't call it a bluff anymore."

Anyone with information about the threat is asked to call Walworth County crime stoppers, the village police or the school principal.