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Police make arrest in connection to Waukesha North High School lockdown

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Updated: 7:16 p.m. on December 2, 2019

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Police say a 15-year-old boy was taken into custody after it was reported that the Waukesha North High School student was in possession of a firearm. 

The report was made around 1:11 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, and a school resource officer immediately launched an investigation. 

The school was placed on lockdown as additional officers responded and searched the school for the suspect, who had left the school property. 

Authorities then responded to the suspect's residence on Gascoigne Drive, where police say the teen was taken into custody without incident.

“I wake up and my house is literally surrounded by police officers with guns and everything else,” said neighbor Brittany Repp about the response.

Police say they found a “facsimile firearm” hidden inside the student’s home.

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Posted: 2:38 p.m. on December 2, 2019

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Police say a Waukesha North High School student was taken into custody Monday, Dec. 2.

According to a Waukesha PD social media post, authorities responded to a report of a student possessing a firearm at Waukesha North High School.

The school was placed on lockdown and searched.

Officers located the student in a Waukesha home and made an arrest.

The principal at Waukesha North High School sent the following to parents: 

December 2, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Today at approximately 1:15PM North High School went into a lockdown until 2:04PM. The students and the staff responded quickly as all students were cleared from the hallway and in a locked classroom out of site. All the students were put into lockdown due to a report that a student claimed to have a weapon. The School Resource Officer (SRO) responded immediately to the situation. At the same time, as the building was put into a lockdown the Waukesha Police Department responded quickly to the building. A thorough sweep of the building was conducted and no weapon was found.

Again we appreciate all the quick response by the staff and students. The safety and security of all students and staff are a top priority. I appreciate your patience during the time of the lockdown in allowing us to attend to the matter.

Sincerely,

Kristin Higgins
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