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MEQUON - Homestead High School students were released early April 6 due to a bomb threat, but nothing was found following a school search.

Captain Dan Buntrock of the Mequon Police Department said the threat came in the form of writing on a bathroom wall.

A release from the Mequon-Thiensville School District said a student informed staff of the written threat which stated the school would be blown up "at 1:00 sharp."

Students and staff were all out of the building by 12:45 p.m., according to the release.

Police and two K9 units searched the building until 3:30 p.m. with a conclusion of "no further risk to the school community," the release said.

Classes did not resume April 6 due to the length of time required to complete the search. All after-school activities at Homestead were also canceled, including the North Shore Conference indoor track meet.

School resumed as normal Friday, April 7.

“We are deeply disappointed that an individual at Homestead made a choice that was not reflective of our safe and student-centered environment,” Superintendent Demond Means said in the release. “Rest assured that when the individual responsible for this inappropriate note is identified, swift and significant discipline will be imposed.”

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