Student dressed as storm trooper prompts Wis. school evacuation

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. - A student dressed as a storm trooper for "Star Wars Day" prompted the evacuation of a Wisconsin high school when a frightened parent saw the costumed figure entering the facility and called 911.

Police in Ashwaubenon near Green Bay say the parent saw the student going through a back door Thursday wearing body armor and a mask, and carrying a bag.

Police Capt. Jody Crocker says the parent did the right thing given the suspicious situation, and that any perceived threat - real or otherwise - can't be taken lightly.

School officials say they will re-emphasize the district's no-costume policy.

Fans have adopted May 4 as "Star Wars Day" because "May the fourth" is a play on the oft-repeated Star Wars phrase, "May the force be with you."

© 2017 Associated Press


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