Western Dubuque High School was on lockdown on Thursday, October 5, 2023, following an anonymous threat. The school was locked down at around 12:30 p.m. local time. The lockdown was lifted after a thorough investigation by law enforcement agencies, which determined that the threat made to the school was not credible. The investigation suggests that the call originated from outside of the United States and is not an immediate threat to the campus.
The lockdown at Western Dubuque High School was lifted on Thursday, October 5, 2023, after an anonymous threat was received. The school faced a security incident when an anonymous call was received regarding a potential threat on the school premises. The investigation is suggesting the call originated from outside of the United States and is not an immediate threat to the campus.
Superintendent Dan Butler says that the school administration promptly took decisive action, collaborating closely with local law enforcement agencies and diligently adhering to safety protocols to ensure the safety of all students, faculty, and staff. While there is no immediate threat to Western Dubuque High School, school officials will continue to work closely with local law enforcement to investigate the origin of the anonymous threat, and appropriate actions will be taken to prevent such incidents in the future.
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