21 Oct Immediate Release 10-21-2019
POSSIBLE GUNSHOTS REPORTED
SOUTH SANBORN AVENUE
AREA OF ST. MARKS LUTHERAN CHURCH/SCHOOL
EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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Contact Information: Chief Ken Pileggi, City of Jefferson Police Department (920)674-7707
On Monday, October 21st, 2019 at 9:39 a.m. the City of Jefferson Police Department Dispatch Center received a call from St. Mark's Lutheran Church/Small World Preschool Facilities at 324 South Sanborn Avenue regarding possible gunshot(s) that were heard on the outside of the building. School staff immediately placed the school into a lock-in response situation.
East Elementary School is located approximately one block north of St. Mark's Lutheran School/Church at 120 South Sanborn Avenue and were also notified by Jefferson Dispatch of the situation and East Elementary School immediately went into a lock-in situation.
Jefferson Police Officers responded and at 9:45 a.m. Jefferson officers made entry to St. Mark's Small World Preschool facilities and church clearing the building and not locating any suspects.
Staff reported the sound of a loud boom outside to the north of the school and reported it sounded like a shotgun discharge.
Officers thoroughly checked the area and canvassed area residents with one other resident reporting he heard what he believed to be two loud possible shotgun discharges.
No person(s) were located. It is believed that the source of the sounds may be hunters, although officers did check the area of the Rock River with no locate on any hunters.