Police search, clear Sun Prairie school after bomb threat note found in bathroom

Students, staff evacuated Tuesday morning
Police search, clear Sun Prairie school after bomb threat note found in bathroom

The Sun Prairie Police Department is investigating a threat at the alternative high school Tuesday morning.

A note was found at in the school bathroom at about 8:20 a.m. at Prairie Phoenix Academy on South Street, a representative with the police department confirmed. The note indicated the school would blow up at 8:30 a.m.

Prairie Phoenix Academy was evacuated and students and staff were taken to Cardinal Heights Middle School while officers investigated, the police department said.

Police searched the school with K-9 officers from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Madison Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Nothing suspicious was located, police said.

A representative with the school district told News 3 at about 11 a.m. that the school had been cleared and students and staff are expected to return shortly.

Anyone with information related to the investigation asked to contact the Sun Prairie Police Department non-emergency line at 608-837-7336, or anonymously at 608-837-6300.

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