Stormtrooper costume prompts evacuation at Ashwaubenon High School

Ashwaubenon Public Safety officials respond to a report of a suspicious person at Ashwaubenon High School May 4, 2017. (WLUK/Jerry Van Handel)

ASHWAUBENON — A student wearing a Stormtrooper mask and costume from the movie “Star Wars” prompted an evacuation at Ashwaubenon High School Thursday morning, May 4th.

Officials said a concerned parent called police after seeing someone walk into the school with unusual clothing.

Ashwaubenon Public Safety responded to the scene and evacuated the high school. Parkview Middle School and the Community Center, where some students were taking an AP test, were put into lockdown. 

Public Safety officials did a sweep through the high school — and no threat was found. 

“There was no legitimate threat at AHS. It was a misunderstanding where a student wore a Star Wars costume for ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ day. There was no intent of a threat, but the student will be held accountable,” said Ashwaubenon School District said in a Facebook post.