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Update: object found near NWTC campus was part of old phone line

Kara Leiterman

Thursday September 14, 2017
 The object found near the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College campus in Green Bay on Tuesday morning has been identified as a discarded phone wire splice bottle— a weather proof wire splicing method for outdoor applications. The splice bottle is used by utility technicians in the normal course of their work.
 
“We are pleased that the event on Tuesday was resolved without incident,” said NWTC President Dr. Jeff Rafn. “We are also pleased to know everyone on campus took the temporary precautions seriously and it was a good test of the College’s emergency operations.”
 
The College would like to thank students, staff and faculty, Green Bay Police and the Brown – Outagamie County Bomb Squad for taking quick action to keep everyone safe and informed on Tuesday.
 
NWTC District Security Coordinator Randy Schultz would like to remind all NWTC staff and students to register for RAVE email and text message alerts. RAVE is a part the College’s instant notification system. Register for RAVE at, https://www.nwtc.edu/about-nwtc/departments/safety-security/nwtc-alert

 
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