Star Wars costume caused school to be evacuated

Everyone eventually returned to class

(CNN) – A Stormtrooper costume caused quite the commotion Thursday morning at Ashwaubenon high school

Chase Coleman, a student at the school said, “I was getting ready to go into school and we were sitting in the car and we saw a student in a costume and I didn’t think anything of it.”

Chase Coleman, a junior at Ashwaubenon high school, grabbed his phone, pressed record, and saw a Stormtrooper walking into the gym.

Coleman said, “He was walking down the sidewalk toward the school. This is the swimming pool area and he’s walking towards the back of the gym.”

While Coleman realized the student was in costume, police said a person who saw the student thought otherwise, and called police.

Capt. Jody Crocker, of Ashwaubenon public safety said, “that outfit actually looked like that he might be wearing a bullet proof vest or a flak jacket and that coupled with wearing that mask and walking into the back door of the school, made a person very concerned and we expect that to happen. And, we sure hope that people would call when this stuff takes place.”

Ashwaubenon high school evacuated students. As they stood outside, officers went inside.

Coleman said, “I went outside and saw everybody running and it was just crazy.”

Collin Klein, another student said even though he wasn’t at school during the incident, it still scared him, “I was completely concerned. I was shaking from the family, friends, and school in general because we’re a small community, you know, we don’t have that kind of things here.”

Police questioned the boy, dressed as a Stormtrooper, and felt his costume was an innocent mistake. Eventually, students returned to class.

Brian Nelsen, the school principal said costumes aren’t allowed and they’re against school policy, “A student made a mistake today and we’ll move forward. We’ll make it a learning lesson. I’ll be meeting with the students to reemphasize that, hey, we have to keep each other safe.”

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