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Three Kaukauna schools put on hold during police activity nearby

Quinney Elementary School, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
Quinney Elementary School, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

KAUKAUNA — Students at three Kaukauna schools were kept under with the school district calls a “hold” for about 15 minutes today while police activity took place nearby.

Tanner, Quinney and New Directions Learning Community were on hold from about 1:40 p.m. to 1:57 p.m. this afternoon, Sept. 8, 2016.

The Kaukauna Police Department notified the school district about 1:30 p.m. that there would be police activity at a residence about a block from the schools, according to a school district news release.

“During a hold students remain in the classroom continuing with instruction. In this situation we also had windows and shades closed,” the statement read. “Students were not present in the hallways, outside or able to see out any windows. Students and staff were given the all clear and to return to full use of the building at 1:57 p.m. when our Police School Liaison Officers informed us the neighborhood area was clear and safe for continued normal activity outside.”

School officials stressed this was not a school issue, but a community situation that the Kaukauna Police Department working with the building to assure student safety.

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