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D.C. Everest asks kids to stay inside for walkout after 'unsubstantiated' threat

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WESTON, Wis. (WAOW) -

D.C. Everest School District leaders are asking students to stay inside as part of a nationwide student walkout after threats were reported Wednesday morning, according to an email from Superintendent Kristine Gilmore.

Gilmore said a few students reported "a potential threat" they had heard about at the Senior High. There was no word on how or where the threat was made.

Police investigated the threats and said the claim was "unsubstantiated," according to Gilmore.

"Due to the student walkouts planned today across the nation, we felt it was best to provide students an option inside the building," Gilmore said.

Some students planned to participate in a nationwide walkout related to the school shooting in Florida last month that killed 17 people.

Police and school officials decided to move the walkout into the gymnasium. 

"It was not exactly how we planned it but it worked out," D.C. Everest Senior, Noah Witte said. "I was a little nervous about still going outside but when they decided to move it indoors I felt a little better about it."

Students were given the option to stay inside or participate in the walkout outdoors at Stratford High School Wednesday after word of an "inappropriate comment” that was made. Some parents chose to keep their kids home from school.

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