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Logan homecoming dance postponed because of threat; classes on schedule for Monday



Logan High School’s homecoming dance planned for Saturday night has been postponed indefinitely, because of an unnamed threat.

The La Crosse School District has sent out an announcement which was sent by the Logan principal to students and their families, as well as staff. The school will try to set a make-up date for the dance.

Logan celebrated homecoming on Friday with a pep rally, a parade, and the football game against Onalaska. On Sunday, the district announced that Logan High was cleared for classes to go on as scheduled for Monday, while the threat was still being investigated.

Here is the message sent by the school district Saturday morning:

Dear Logan High School students, families, and staff,

Last night, we learned of an unsubstantiated threat regarding Logan High School and tonight’s scheduled homecoming dance. Our district’s Technology Services staff working with the La Crosse Police Department have been working diligently and continue to investigate the origin of the threat.

Because the investigation is ongoing, our view that the safety and well-being of our students, families, and staff is a top priority, and our understanding that time is a factor for students and families planning for this evening I’ve decided to postpone the homecoming dance at this time.

We had a fantastic homecoming week and a great pep rally with tremendous school spirit so I am really disappointed to have to weigh and make this decision today. I have decided to err on the side of caution. Please know that we will make every effort to find the origin of the threat and maintain the safety of our students, families, and staff.

If students cannot make the yet-determined makeup date for the homecoming dance, the ticket cost will be refunded.

Parents and guardians, we encourage you to have a conversation with your student and empower them if they have any information about this threat or any incident that impacts our school community to utilize; SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT – https://speakup.widoj.gov/ or La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at 608-784-TIPS or submit online at https://www.p3tips.com/459. You can also download the Crime Stoppers App “P3” to submit a tip via your phone.

Thank you everyone for your understanding and support,

Wally Gnewikow

Logan High School Principal

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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