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Waukesha high school evacuated after online threats

WAUKESHA, Wis. (WMTV) – A Waukesha high school was forced to evacuate Friday after the principal received an email threat directed toward students. The nature of the threat was not revealed, only that it would happen over the lunch period.

After getting the threat, Waukesha West High School initially activated its “hold” safety protocols, during which students and staff stay in their classrooms, and contacted the Waukesha Police Department, Fox6News reports.

The police department then ordered an evacuation, sending students home for the day, according to CBS58. Students were evacuated on a staggered basis.

Students who can drive were allowed to get their keys and leave. Normal bus routes were set up, and parents can also pick up their children at a nearby church.

This is a developing story. NBC15 News will provide updates the situation develops.

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