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Bomb threat at Central High School, all students safe

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LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW)—All students are safe after a bomb threat at Central High School on Tuesday.

The bomb threat, written on the wall in the third floor boy's bathroom, said it was expected to go off around 12:30 p.m.

Authorities responded to the call around noon.

They evacuated students, while a K9 unit cleared the building.

"We are going to be very active," Sgt. Randy Rank, La Crosse Police Department said. "Making a bomb threat such as what was done today was a felony offense. We have received some tips about possible suspects involved with this and we are following through with those."

Students returned to class about 45 minutes later.

Steve Salerno, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources said a threat like this is disheartening, especially after what happened in Boston on Monday.

"We had everybody working off the same piece of music today and as a result we were able to ensure students safety and communicate to families the nature of the concern that was going on," Salerno said.

A bomb threat is a felony. Police are investigating the incident.  If you have information about who made the threat call the La Crosse Area Crimestoppers at 608-784-8477.

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