Wisconsin school: Police find no gunman after report

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Posted: Sep 09, 2015 7:39 PM
Wisconsin school: Police find no gunman after report

DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district says police have found nothing as they search an elementary school where someone reported a man with a gun.

The DeForest Area School District said in a statement that police were continuing precautionary measures Wednesday afternoon at Yahara Elementary, including clearing the building. Dane County sheriff's spokeswoman Elise Schaffer confirms that no man with a gun was found and the all-clear was given.

DeForest is about 15 miles north of the state capital of Madison. Authorities say they got a 911 call about 3 p.m., and deputies and a SWAT team were dispatched as the school was evacuated.

The evacuation came just a few days after DeForest schools were closed over what officials said were "potential threats." Two male students were arrested Friday after that report.