FRANKLIN, Wis. — Franklin High School was put into a lockdown on Monday morning, according to an email sent out to parents from the school this morning.
Franklin Police said officers received a call around 7:34 a.m. about a possible safety concern at the school. Officers responded and worked with school staff to initiate a lockdown.
As officers arrived, they conducted a search in the school for a male student of interest. However, that student was not located in the school.
Police said the search of the school was only a “precautionary measure to safeguard the students and staff.”
Officials said there were no reported injuries regarding the call.
In a letter to families following the incident, the school thanked all parties involved for their "grace and understanding."
"First and foremost, we are very thankful that all our students and staff are safe," the school said in the letter. "We appreciate the Franklin Police Department's swift response to inform us of a potential safety threat involving a high school student which led to Franklin High School being placed in a LOCKDOWN and our other schools placed in a SECURE."
School officials also said in the letter that everyone plays a part in keeping the school safe.
"We cannot say it enough. We need to have a school community where everyone who is concerned about someone, says something. If you see anyone or anything that seems suspicious, say something," the school said in the letter.
The school also emphasized utilizing the anonymous tip line, Speak Up Speak Out.
Officials also offered up various supports for those who might need additional support following the incident:
- Aurora Student and Family Assistance Program: 1-800-236-3231
- Clinical Psychology Associates: Onsite Counseling Clinics at Franklin Public Schools: 262-975-0012
- Community and Crisis Resources from Franklin Public Schools
- Tips for Parents and Teachers from National Association of School Psychologists