The Sparta Area School District canceled classes Tuesday after school officials learned that a student might be in possession of a missing handgun.
Sparta High School went into a secure perimeter and classroom hold around 2:45 p.m. Monday, when the potential threat was first reported.
In what officials described as a precautionary measure, the district canceled classes, practices and all other district activities for Tuesday. Students and staff were instructed to avoid district buildings.
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The district did not specify the owner of the missing handgun, nor where it might have been taken from.
The student who is believed to be in possession of the firearm was not at school Monday. The student’s whereabouts were still unknown Monday evening, school officials said.
“While this information was unconfirmed, we perceived it to be a credible safety concern and treated it as such,” the district said in a written announcement. “We will share more information tomorrow as soon as we are able. Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through this issue with law enforcement.”
Today's mugshots: Nov. 27
These are images of people charged with a crime in Racine County. Booking photos are provided by Racine County law enforcement officials. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.
Andrai A Barrios
Andrai A Barrios, 300 block of Edward Street, Burlington, robbery with use of force, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony bail jumping.
Salvador Chiler, 200 block of East Market Street, Burlington, disorderly conduct (domestic abuse).
Jeffery Deon House
Jeffery Deon House, 1000 block of Eleventh Street, Racine, possession of THC, resisting an officer.
James E Hudson
James E Hudson, 3600 block of Washington Avenue, Racine, resisting an officer, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor bail jumping, misdemeanor theft.
Clayton R Naylor
Clayton R Naylor, 100 block of Waters Edge Circle, Burlington, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Calista S Smith
Calista S Smith, 29400 block of River View Parkway, Burlington, robbery with use of force, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony bail jumping.
Luis A Garcia
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Luis A Garcia, 1200 block of South Memorial Drive, Racine, possession of THC.
Alejandro Roman, 1800 block of Blake Avenue, Racine, felony bail jumping, misdemeanor retail theft (intentionally take less than or equal to $500), obstructing an officer, hit and run (attended vehicle).