Authorities issue warning to parents, students after three school threats in five days

Yorkville Elementary School students were moved to Union Grove Elementary School in Racine County after an incident at Yorkville Elementary School, according to Yorkville Elementary School.

On October 6 at 8:40 AM, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office responded to Yorkville Elementary School in the Town of Yorkville regarding information the school staff received about a threat at the school.   

A hand written note reference a gun and bomb were found this morning in a school bathroom.  

Racine Sheriff Deputies responded immediately and assisted school officials with the safe and orderly evacuation out of the school.  

The students and staff were then transported by buses to Union Grove Elementary School.    Parents were notified and arrangements were made for reunification with their child.   

Kenosha County and Milwaukee County Bomb squads responded and assisted with an extensive search of the school and its grounds.   At this time no bombs or weapons have been located.  

A 14 year-old student of Yorkville Elementary School was apprehended and transported to Racine County Juvenile Detention.

Preliminary investigation appears to indicate this act may have been a prank by the 14 year old and there is no immediate threat to any staff or other students.

This appears to be an isolated incident and does not affect any other area schools.  

Yorkville School Administrator David Alexander anticipates Yorkville Elementary School will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday October 7th for normal school activities.

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