Threatening calls hit several Wisconsin schools

Threats resulted in evacuations and lockdowns

Classes at several schools in Wisconsin have been disrupted by threatening phone calls, similar to incidents at other schools across the country and in the United Kingdom.

Threats were received Monday at schools in Green Bay, Appleton, and Port Washington; and at schools near Madison, Oshkosh and Kenosha. The threats resulted in evacuations and lockdowns. Some closed for the day, while classes resumed at others.

Officials with the Appleton School District described the threat to an elementary school there as “a short and anonymous automated phone call.”

Other schools across the country also reported receiving threatening calls Monday, from new England to California.