January 31, 2011 | 01:15 PMSchools within the Badger High and Joint 1 districts were evacuated Monday morning so police could investigate a bomb scare.
According to a press release from Lake Geneva Police Assistant Chief Michael Reuss, district administrators received an e-mail claiming bombs were located in Badger High School and other area schools. The e-mail was received at 9:03 a.m.
Since then, students from Badger High, Lake Geneva Middle, Central-Denison, Star Center and Eastview Elementary schools were sent home. Reuss stated these students were "evacuated as a precautionary measure."
School buildings are being searched with the use of bomb-detecting dogs.
]District officials and the Lake Geneva Police Department will inform parents and staff members when these schools will reopen using the school messenger telephone system and www.lakegenevaschools.com.
The threat remains under investigation by the Lake Geneva Police Department, which is being assisted by the FBI.
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