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Updated: Hilbert schools conclude student incident investigation

October 19, 2023

Updated at 2:45 p.m.

By Christopher Johnson

The Brillion News

Hilbert Schools Administrator Tony Sweere has released a statement early this afternoon in regards to an overnight incident that prompted a large law enforcement presence at the high school today.

The statement reads as follows:

“First of all, our administration and staff want to "thank you" for your patience and trust during the last 12+ hours. I know when you get an email like the one that was sent last night it can bring a variety of emotions to you and your children (our students). We are proud of our students knowing that if they hear something, they will say something to a trusted adult. We take a lot of pride as a staff in building relationships with kids so they feel comfortable to talk with one of us in a situation like this. Our Administration, with the assistance of our Police School Liaison Officer and the Calumet County Sheriff's Office, have concluded our investigation and have implemented the appropriate discipline and safety measures to address the safety of our students and staff. We want you to know that we take all comments or threats seriously and will make sure the safety of our students and staff continues to be a top priority. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow and if you have any questions that I can answer, feel free to reach out to me.”

The original story published on Oct. 19, 2023 at 12:15 p.m.

HILBERT – Calumet County Deputies and other area law enforcement agencies are continuing their presence at Hilbert schools following an overnight incident involving a student or students.

School officials notified parents late on the evening of Wednesday, October 18, that law enforcement was investigating an incident that may involve the safety of some students.

This morning school officials released another statement to parents indicating they had spoken to the student or students involved and their parents. The individual or individuals involved are not on campus and will not be present until a full investigation of the incident is complete.

Hilbert school officials are expected to release more information today and the Brillion News will continue to follow this story as it develops.


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