False alarm caused big police presence at school in KielSubmitted: 03/23/2018
KIEL - Police say a report of gunshots at a high school in the eastern Wisconsin community of Kiel (KEEL) turned out to be false and that all students and staff are safe.

Authorities say a staff member of Kiel High School reported hearing gunshots outside the building shortly before 7 a.m. Friday, prompting a heavy law enforcement response.

Witnesses said officers could be seen going inside the high school with guns drawn. Classes were canceled as a result, and buses were re-routed to New Holstein's bus garage.

Kiel Police Chief Dave Funkhouser said at a news conference that there was no evidence of a shooter at the school.

Police earlier this week had investigated rumors of a potential shooting at the school planned for Friday, but later said their investigation had not produced any credible information to validate the rumored threat.

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