Menomonie Police Department

Menomonie Police Department

The Menomonie High School went into lockdown Tuesday morning after a threatening note was found in a bathroom. The lockdown was listed Tuesday afternoon.

The Menomonie High School lockdown comes a day after the Chippewa Falls Senior High School went into hold status after four threats were discovered in bathrooms. Chippewa Falls police suspect Monday's threats may have been inspired by a threat found last week at Eau Claire Memorial High School.

Here are more details about the Menomonie situation from the Herald's sister paper, The Dunn County News:

A lockdown at Menomonie High School Tuesday has been lifted.

As of 9:34 a.m. Tuesday, school officials began a lockdown after a threatening note reading: "I'm going to shoot up this (expletive) school" was found in the girls' bathroom. The lockdown was lifted in the afternoon.

Around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Menomonie Superintendent Joe Zydowsky sent a letter to parents informing them that the Menomonie Police Department was contacted and dispatched multiple vehicles to the school as a precaution. School officials had identified the threat as a non-emergency situation and asked parents to refrain from picking their children up from the school.

Due to the nature of the note, classes remained on schedule during the preventative lockdown and students who needed to use the bathroom or retrieve an item from their locker were to be escorted. The threat was isolated to only to MHS.

The lockdown was lifted shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

The last threat-related incident within the School District of the Menomonie Area occurred last year when the Menomonie Middle School received threats sent via fax for two consecutive weeks. Police were contacted immediately and staff and students were put on a lockdown.

The current incident remains under investigation by Menomonie Police. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 715‐232‐2198. Anonymous tips may be submitted through Dunn County Crime Stoppers (


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