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Threatening Message Found in GHS Bathroom

The message in a boys' bathroom threatens that something will happen at the school on Saturday, when Homecoming events are planned. Classes and Homecoming will proceed.

Update: The homecoming dance has been moved to Greendale Middle School in response to a written message that threatens something will happen at Greendale High School on Saturday.

A message discovered in a boy's restroom at Greendale High School made reference to a threat at school on Saturday, September 22.

The message was found about 2:35 p.m. Thursday. As soon as the message was reported, school administrators contacted the Greendale Police Department and an investigation began, according a press release. 

School will be open tomorrow and classes will be conducted as usual with increased security in place. Homecoming events planned on Friday and Saturday will proceed as scheduled. This includes the parade, tailgate, football game, bonfire and dance.

Student safety is of utmost importance, school officials say, and the administration and local law enforcement agencies are taking this threat very seriously.

“Unfortunately, even though we suspect this may be a prank, we must take the threat seriously and respond accordingly,” said Superintendent John Tharp. “We are working closely with the Greendale Police Department and will hold those responsible accountable for their actions.”

Counselors and staff are available to assist students who wish to talk about their concerns or fears regarding this or other issues. Anyone with information regarding the person responsible for writing this message are asked to contact Greendale High School Principal Steve Lodes immediately at (414) 423-0110, ext. 4302. An anonymous tip line is available by calling (866) 373-6227.

John Winkle September 21, 2012 at 02:07 AM
What is going on in Greendale's school district?
turfmonster September 21, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Nothing that isn't going on in every other school district!
John Winkle September 21, 2012 at 09:01 PM
This is wasted time and effort. Not very many school districts have bomb threats - Franklin comes to mind.
Shawn Henderson September 22, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Parents know the school district is not what it was. Losing Hughes was a real hit to the Greendale Public Schools. We need to find out why he left and Mr. Lodes' wasn't even considered. Fortunately, Mr. Lodes is leading through this matter. Maybe he is too good for the school board to consider. I was at the Annual Meeting and what the board is not very good without a good District Administrator propping them up.

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