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FOND DU LAC — Evans Elementary School in Fond du Lac was evacuated Wednesday, May 25th due to a bomb threat.

According to Fond du Lac police, shortly before 10:00 a.m., a staff member at the school received a recorded message indicating there was an explosive device in the school — similar to calls received this week by other jurisdictions.

Police followed the emergency protocol in place developed in partnership with the Fond du Lac School District.

Students and staff were evacuated from the school.

Police and school district officials checked the building and were able to determine that the threat was not credible.

Students and staff were allowed back in the building shortly after 10:30 a.m.

Police said in a statement:

“This incident is another example of an excellent working relationship between the Fond du Lac Police Department and the Fond du Lac School District. While no credible threat actually developed in this case, the collaborative effort on everybody’s part along with existing safety protocols helped ensure necessary precautions were put in place and that the safety of the children in these schools was the priority.”

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