Nicolet H.S. cancels pep rally following safety concerns

Nicolet H.S. cancels pep rally following safety concerns

By Matt Montgomery & WTMJ News Team. CREATED Sep 21, 2012 - UPDATED: Sep 21, 2012

GLENDALE- Nicolet High School officials canceled the school's pep rally earlier today following reports of a "possible disruption."

School officials said they reviewed the information with the Glendale Police Department, and made the decision to cancel the 1:30 p.m. pep rally at the school at 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Rd.

"As always, the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is our utmost concern," said Nicolet High School District Superintendent Dr. Rick Monroe.

Authorities said someone vandalized the outside of the school's entrance with a vulgar message directed at the principal sometime Thursday night.

Apparently those responsible also tossed a teacher's computer in a pool and hung a mannequin by a noose from a tree outside the principal's office.

"I think the school might have overreacted," said Nicolet H.S. mother Joan Clarke.  "To take away the pep rally from everybody for the actions of a few, I don't feel that's right."

"You know the email we got was a bit of a mystery because we really didn't know what it was about," said Nicolet H.S. parent Tom Noble.  "You know some kind of possible threat. That's concerning anytime you have that."

According to a news release, all other school and homecoming activities will proceed as planned with an increased police presence.