Briggs said it was the first threat received by the district since he started as superintendent this summer.
“Safety is No. 1,” he said. “I will always err on the side of caution to make sure we keep the safety of every child, every staff member, and our facilities as safe as possible.”
Investigators have leads and “a lot of data needs to be extracted,” Schauf said. He declined to say if they had any suspects. Carrying out a bomb threat is a crime, he said.
Baraboo Police, Baraboo Fire Department and city public works staff helped move students from school to school, Schauf said. Sauk County Emergency Management, Sauk County Sheriff’s Office and Baraboo District Ambulance Service also assisted in the response.
“The professionals in the Baraboo School District have done a tremendous job keeping the students safe,” Schauf said.
According to a message sent by the Baraboo school district at 12:25 pm, the students were evacuated “out of excess of caution”. The post said people should not be visiting the immediate surroundings and no outside guests would be allowed to enter the facilities.
During the incident, Baraboo police blocked all entrances to the high school parking lot. There were also two ambulances at the scene.