Outagamie Co. suspending Wednesday siren tests

File photo.
File photo.

APPLETON – Outagamie County is suspending its midweek emergency siren tests.

Interim Emergency Management Director Christina Muller says the tests on the first Wednesday of each month were distracting to school children, which caused concern among school staff members.

More than a quarter of the sirens are located on or near school property.

The sirens will continue to be tested at noon on Saturdays between April and October. The radio system communication with the sirens is tested daily without making a sound.

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