Racine School Locks Down After Shots Fired Nearby

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by WDJT Editor

RACINE-- Students at Racine’s Park High School were just getting their day started when classes were disrupted by nearby gun fire.

"We were outside playing football and a teacher told us to come in and we were stuck in the field house,” said student Steven Jones.

Around 9:15 a.m., someone fired shots in an alley and struck a garage near the 1900 block of Linden Avenue, which is about a block away from the high school, according to Racine Police.

"We've conducted an extensive search and we feel the suspects are no longer in the area,” said Sgt. Martin Pavilonis from the Racine Police Department.

Although there was never a direct threat to the high school, officials put the school on what they call a “secure in place.”

"All students were kept in their classrooms, the hallways were cleared and secured and there was limited access in and out of the buildings,” said Stacy Tapp, Communications Director at the Racine Unified School District.

Police say no one was injured.

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