Police: No witness accounts, video to back up students’ claim of seeing man with gun chasing bus
KENOSHA –The Kenosha Police Department investigated a weapons complaint involving a school bus occupied by children on Friday morning, Oct. 4.
According to police, around 7:40 a.m., officers responded to Whittier Elementary School for a report that students saw an unknown male chase the bus on foot and point a gun. The bus route passed through Indian Trail High School and Mahone Middle School stops before arriving at Whittier Elementary School. The students then reported the incident to KUSD staff.
As of Friday afternoon, officials indicated they have been unable to locate additional witnesses or surveillance video that would support or refute the elementary students’ account of this incident.
Officials say bus video shows one student did take note of a pedestrian walking on the side of the roadway at about 6:50 a.m. However, the driver of the bus did not see anything suspicious at that time. Also, the video could not provide identification of the pedestrian or show what they may have had in their hands.
No persons of interest were located when officers canvassed the area and no similar suspicious calls were received by the police department.
Based on the investigation, Kenosha police do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the community.