No bomb found at Oshkosh West after threat

OSHKOSH, Wis. - Oshkosh West staff and students were allowed back into the school Thursday afternoon after a bomb threat canceled classes.

Students and staff were evacuated from the building at 10:52 a.m. on September 14 for police to investigate a bomb threat.

After a thorough search conducted by the Oshkosh Police Department and Brown-Outagamie County Bomb Squad, no bomb was found, the Oshkosh Area School District said.

Students were evacuated to the football field during the search and afternoon classes were canceled.

OASD administration is working on a plan to make-up instructional minutes.

Any students who need to get belongings inside the school can go to Door 24 in the student parking lot and report to O Room between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m., the district said.

The bomb threat and evacuation did not impact other schools, police said. 

Oshkosh West will have school Friday.

The district has released an updated list of the status of after school activities for Thursday. It is as follows: 

  • All homecoming activities for Thursday have been cancelled
  • Freshmen football at Hortonville is taking place.
  •  Varsity and JV Football practice is taking place as communicated via the head
  • coach.
  • Girls Tennis matches are being played at Oshkosh North High School.
  • Girls Golf meet has been postponed.
  • Girls Golf practice has been cancelled.
  • Girls Volleyball at Appleton North has been postponed.
  • Volleyball practice has been cancelled.
  • JVA Soccer at Fond du Lac is taking place.
  • Varsity is taking place as communicated via the head coach.
  • JVB Soccer practice has been cancelled
  • Cross Country practice is taking place as communicated via the head coach.
  • Girls Swimming practice is taking place as communicated via the head coach.
  • Boys Basketball open gym has been cancelled.

 

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