UPDATE: 'No Danger to Public' in MHS Lockdown; Suspect in Custody

Muskego High School was put on lockdown Tuesday, but have a suspect in custody and say there is no threat to any students or staff

Muskego Police have confirmed that the suspect who was the center of a school lockdown at Muskego High School earlier on Tuesday is a current student who is now in protective custody. 

Muskego High School had been put on lockdown after police received a "credible threat" of violence, according to Patch's media partners, WISN 12 News.

According to Capt. John La Tour, the tip came from a parent concerned for their student's whereabouts and welfare, and that at no time were students in the school in danger. The student was located at 6:12 p.m. and a weapon was recovered, according to La Tour. 

The school was locked down for up to an hour for what was determined to be a "credible threat of a situation that could become violent" although the suspect never made it inside the school. Students were then dismissed early due to the weather conditions.

Denise Konkol (Editor) March 06, 2013 at 04:18 AM
In the early stages that was the case, however it does not appear that any students in school were at risk; the lockdown was just an extra precaution. If this were your child, I don't think you'd feel the same.
Lib Hater March 06, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Denise, I trust our Muskego Police to make appropriate decisions like this. Its clear it was one person, and they handled it. Muskego PD has a Community Liaison Officer on site that helps getting "heads up". I ll bet you a pizza at Alpine Lanes that is "student" was known to the police for prior issues. Not over reacting is as important as reacting. I wholly trust our Police.
Brian Hofmeister March 06, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Glad to have a sharp crew erring on the side of caution!
shannon March 06, 2013 at 05:37 PM
Great job to muskego police and staff at mhs.. Thanks for keeping our kids safe!!!!
Gregory Kluck March 06, 2013 at 10:06 PM
Good job, Muskego PD
Muskego Held Hostage March 06, 2013 at 10:35 PM
What was the exact threat? I bet it's a gun-free zone.
JustMe March 07, 2013 at 02:02 AM
I'd lke to know that too. What's the big secret?
1600penn.ave March 07, 2013 at 03:51 PM
JustMe; Several parents of MHS students have told me that the chatter at school was that the suspect was heading there to do harm to his girlfriend. This would conflict with what superintendant Thompson told the media. These parents also want to know why MNSD covers up this type of incident?
Bailey Quarters March 14, 2013 at 01:53 AM
As a parent of an MHS sophomore I cant tell you how enraged I am that we were not informed as this was happening. Why not send out one of their automated calls? Like Just me said whats the big secret? And Kelly Thompson said school was dismissed early because of the weather, so why not let out an hour or two early? Maybe it would have been dangerous to let the kids out thats why. If no students or teachers were in danger why lock up the school? I am so sick of being misled about what happens in our schools by our administraters. BUT we know that so much of whats said to parents and tax payers is a fairy tale and I dont beleive in fairy tails anymore. I seriously have to consider if I want my kid there next year.


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