UPDATE: Salem Grade School put on lockdown after children lie about being chased

Updated: 4:52 p.m. on February 21, 2018

UPDATE: KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Kenosha County Sheriff's Office says the report of two students being chased at Salem Grade School is a hoax. 

Investigators say the story the children told the caller was falsified. The Sheriff's Office says deputies are speaking with the children involved and their families along with school officials. 

The investigation is ongoing, however, the school is no longer on lockdown and students are being released. 


Posted: 4:42 p.m. on February 21, 2018

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) – An elementary school is on lockdown and temporarily postponing the release of students after a 911 caller reported two children were chased by an adult as they were leaving the school.

According to the Kenosha County Sheriff, the call came in around 3:24 p.m. from a home near Salem Grade School in Salem Lakes, Wisconsin.  Investigators say the children ran to the home and are safe.

Sheriff’s deputies blanketed the area and are currently looking for the suspect and speaking to children and other possible witnesses.

Salem Grade School Administration put the school on lockdown and say they are holding students until they receive clearance from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.

The suspect is described as a white man in his mid-20’s about 6’4” tall with dark hair and a scruffy beard, possibly wearing a blue and white plaid shirt and a baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 if it is an emergency or 262-605-5100.

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