Schools closed in DeForest due to 'potential threats'

Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Public schools have been closed for the day in DeForest due to what officials are calling "potential threats."

The DeForest School District issued a statement late Thursday saying that an ongoing investigation had revealed "a potential safety issue." It says all schools will be closed Friday. All home games are canceled but away games will take place.

The statement did not give details about the threats, but said they were not specific to a particular school.

The DeForest Police Department and Dane County Sheriff's Department are investigating. Law enforcement agencies will search all schools for anything that could jeopardize the safety of students and staff, and will follow up on leads through the weekend.

The district says it anticipates DeForest schools reopening on Tuesday at the normal time.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast