Search for suspects prompts West Allis elementary school lockdown

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WEST ALLIS (WITI) — A West Allis elementary school was placed on lockdown on Monday afternoon, September 8th as police searched for a wanted suspect.

Police tell FOX6 News officers observed an individual wanted for felony theft. That individual fled on foot from officers, and a search was initiated, using K-9 officers.

The search was occurring in the area of Irving Elementary School — and that school was placed on lockdown as a precaution.

The individual police were looking for wasn’t located.

Police say they don’t have any information to indicate the individual was ever on school grounds.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates.

1 Comment

  • Shannon Sultan

    That’s my daughter’s school and I found out about this when I went to pick her up and was told “Hey, she’s not leaving now, you have to wait”. They didn’t know anything. They wouldn’t tell us anything. The school didn’t send notifications to the parents at all. I’m pretty miffed about that. And since I already have an anxiety issue, I’m having a hard time calming down because I thought something really bad was happening and I couldn’t protect my daughter.

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