False Report Sends School into Soft Lock Down

Students at Salem Grade School in Salem Lakes were in soft lock down Wednesday afternoon (2/21/18) for what later turned out to be a false threat made in the area around the school. It all started with a 911 call shortly after 3:30 PM in which the caller reported two children being chased by an adult. The caller said that children were able to get away, hiding in a nearby home, and were safe. As officers searched for that suspect, the school was put in lock down in the moments before the end of the school day. About an hour later authorities learned that the information in the 911 call was a hoax and that there was not a suspect that had been chasing children. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department says that they are speaking with the children involved in the hoax, as well as their parents and school officials. The school is no longer in lock down and all students have been released.

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