Increased Police Presence At Dubuque Hempstead Following Threats
According to a report from the Dubuque Police Department, at around 6:45 am the Dubuque 911 Center received an additional call reporting threats of violence today at Dubuque Hempstead High School. Police believe this call is related to a similar report made on Monday morning. While there is currently nothing to support this new reported threat, there will be an increased police presence at the school throughout the day. Classes will run as scheduled. The Dubuque Police Department is actively investigating the source of both calls.
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The public is reminded that making a threat of terrorism is a class “D” felony in Iowa, punishable by confinement of up to 5 years in prison. Anyone with information about these incidents is encouraged to call the Dubuque Police Department at (563) 589-4410. Individuals can also submit a tip anonymously by following this link. Additionally, persons utilizing the Crime Stoppers hotline may qualify for a monetary reward by calling (563) 588-0714 with information that leads to an arrest.