ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — A student dressed as a storm trooper for “Star Wars Day” prompted the evacuation of a Wisconsin high school when a frightened parent saw the costumed figure entering the facility and called 911.
Police in Ashwaubenon near Green Bay say the parent saw the student going through a back door Thursday wearing body armor and a mask, and carrying a bag.READ MORE: BREAKING: Police Respond To Report Of Shots Fired In River Oaks Center Mall In Calumet City
Police Capt. Jody Crocker says the parent did the right thing given the suspicious situation, and that any perceived threat — real or otherwise — can’t be taken lightly.READ MORE: Off-Duty CPD Officer Jose Castro Killed In High Speed Crash In Arlington Heights
School officials say they will re-emphasize the district’s no-costume policy.
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