Student wearing Star Wars costume causes evacuation at Wis. school

Ashwaubenon High School was evacuated after a student in a Star Wars costume was mistaken for a security threat


ASHWAUBENON, Wis. – A student wearing a costume for "Star Wars Day" prompted the evacuation of a Wisconsin high school.

Authorities were called around 7:30 a.m. after receiving a report from a passer-by who "saw a person wearing a plastic mask, what he perceived to be a ballistic type vest and carrying a backpack and bag" entering Ashwaubenon High School, according to Ashwaubenon Public Safety.

CBS affiliate WFRV reports that students were evacuated from the school and transported to the middle school and a nearby church. Students who were inside the Parkview Middle School and Community Center taking an AP test were put on lockdown. 

After a check of the school, authorities gave the all clear and found that it was just someone wearing a costume for "May The Fourth Be With You," otherwise known as Star Wars Day.

Officials say that there is no threat and students were able to return to class. 

Ashwaubenon Public Safety says that they are "not seeking any recourse toward the student as it has been determined that this was merely a mistake or lapse in judgment."