LITTLE CHUTE — After putting multiple Little Chute schools on lockdown following an anonymous threat of violence, investigators say they found nothing suspicious.

The incident began shortly before the end of the school day when officers from the Fox Valley Metro Police Department received a complaint about 2:15 Friday for a suspicious person at Little Chute High School.

The anonymous source said that someone had placed packages around the high school just before school released for the day.

An anonymous caller also phoned the Fox Valley Metro Police Department and reported there may be an act of violence at the school complex upon release.

Law enforcement responded to Little Chute school facilities and performed a rapid assessment, according to a Fox Valley Metro Police news release.

After conferring with LCASD administration, students were placed in a secure hold at Little Chute High School, Little Middle School, Little Intermediate School, Flex Academy and LCCPA.

Out of precaution, Little Chute Elementary School was also placed into a secure hold also.

Law enforcement conducted a thorough search of the school property and did not locate any suspicious packages or persons of interest.

Working with school district administration, students were released in a safe manner.

The Fox Valley Metro Police Department was assisted by the Wisconsin DNR, Appleton Police Department, the Brown / Outagamie County Bomb Squad, Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Grand Chute Police Department, Kaukauna Police Department, and the Little Chute Fire Department.

By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.