RICE LAKE, WI — Authorities in Barron County responded to a call of an active shooter at the Rice Lake Middle School this morning that turned out to be what is known as a “Swatting” call, according to a press release from the Rice Lake Police Department.

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Press Release

On Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at approximately 9:04a, Barron County Emergency 911 received a call reporting an active shooter at the Rice Lake Middle School. Multiple Officers from several jurisdictions responded to the call.

The Rice Lake Middle School went into lockdown per their protocol.

The building was extensively searched and no threat or injured people were located.

This call was what is commonly known as a “Swatting” call causing emergency services to respond to a false threat. The false report will be investigated, and the FBI has been made aware of the call.

The Rice Lake Police Department would like to thank all the agencies that responded to assist.

— Per Rice Lake Police Department

Last Update: Mar 22, 2023 10:18 am CDT

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