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Incident Report for Case #2014-145384

Incident Type


Incident Date

05/13/2014 - 7:11 PM


3344 Concorde Ave. (Hawthorne Elementary School)


Last night, a school custodian found a suspicious plastic soda bottle in a parking lot of Hawthorne Elementary School, 3344 Concorde Ave. The bottle contained liquid and was sealed with tape. The MPD and the Dane County Bomb Squad were notified and the object was disposed of safely. Anyone seeing a similar object, should not touch it, and should contact law enforcement. There have been cases where liquid filled plastic bottles have contained harmful household chemicals, which - under some conditions - can explode. In this case, the MPD is not aware of any direct threats aimed at Hawthorne students or staff. 

Released 05/14/2014 at 11:49 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

The location shown is approximate & may not be accurate.