Schools closed in DeForest due to 'potential threats'


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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.

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