Maquoketa High School bathrooms locked due to threats

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UPDATE: Maquoketa High School held an assembly Tuesday morning to address the threats that were left in restrooms Monday and last Friday.

Among the new safety measures put in place was restrictions on restrooms.

“All restrooms in the high school have been locked, secured, and are unavailable for use until further notice,” a Maquoketa Community School District post on Facebook said. “Only the restrooms in the new addition, outside the office, may be used. The locker rooms under the new gym are also available for use during Physical Education class but will be locked at all other times. These restrooms will be checked on a regular basis throughout the day.”

Maquoketa High School students were dismissed early Monday and a bomb dog from Dubuque swept the school after a message was left in a bathroom.

EARLIER UPDATE

Maquoketa High School students were dismissed Monday and a bomb dog from Dubuque swept the school after a message was left in a bathroom.

Students were originally moved to the bus barn, but after realizing how long it would take to do a thorough search of the building, officials decided to cancel classes.

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