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$1,000 Reward Offered for Tips in Nicolet Theft, Damage Investigation

The Glendale Police Department is looking for tips regarding all the incidents of vandalism and thefts at Nicolet High School during Homecoming Week.

Do you know anything about who vandalized Nicolet High School?

If you do, you could get up to a $1,000. 

The Glendale Police Department is looking for any information regarding the damage and thefts that took place during Homecoming Week at Nicolet. The North Shore Crime Stoppers — a group of citizens who raise funds as cash rewards for people able to furnish information about crime — is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of those responsible. 

The school liaison officer said Glendale police are investigating theft and damage, but the department has not released any official documents about the crimes. Students said in addition to a broken window, and a teacher's laptop tossed into the pool, someone stole a mannequin and hung it outside the office. That mannequin had principal Greg DePue's name on it.

The theft and damage continues the controversial Homecoming week Nicolet has had. A group of about 60 Nicolet High School seniors took Homecoming Week to a new extreme Wednesday, bypassing the scheduled theme of "Pajama Day" and substituting their own theme: "LAX Bros and Preppy Hoes."

But that circumvention of traditional homecoming dress-up day was only the beginning. 

Nicolet students did not take part in the annual pep rally Friday afternoon after administration and Glendale police made a decision to cancel the event because of a "possible disruption."

All tips will remain anonymous. 

If you have any information, please contact the North Shore Crime Stoppers at 414-962-4258 or the Glendale Police Department at 414-228-1753 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.

NicoletAlumni September 27, 2012 at 01:50 PM
I am a Nicolet High School Alumni class of 2005. I remember we had a Pimps and Hoe day...and guess what it wasn't a big deal. It seems as though Nicolet is still the same...but the administration needs to relax a bit. Nicolet students have always had a great reputation, we have always been respectful, shown good sportsmanship, and academically inclined. I do not agree with the way some of the student body reacted and the damage that they have caused to Nicolet but traditions should be embraced if it does not cause harm. The attire may be distracting during school... and cell phones aren't? How about the TV's that are now in the cafeteria and hallways? I am very disappointed...
Sarah Worthman September 27, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Thanks for the comment, NicoletAlumni - How do you feel about the keg of root beer then? Do you think it would have been OK if they weren't doing keg stands? Or do you think either way it was wrong, as DePue said, because it was in a keg and looked like it could have been beer?
Nicolet13 September 28, 2012 at 01:18 AM
As has been mentioned previously, the number of seniors "circumventing" that dress-up day was signifcantly higher than 60. I'd put a conservative estimate at twice that.

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