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There’s a large law enforcement presence near Yorkville Elementary School, which includes deputies from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department, according to Racine County Eye reader Ray Stibeck. According to preliminary reports, the incident has been going on since about 9 a.m. However, very little information is known about the reason for the law enforcement presence. A call was made to Yorkville Elementary School. The person that answered the phone said that the children were safe, but she wouldn’t comment any further on the incident. Some students and staff were outside while others were in buses behind the building at about 11 a.m. “This is major,” Stibeck said. “There’s law enforcement everywhere.” A family member of one of the students said that she was told to go to Union Grove Union High School to pick up the child at about 11:10 a.m. A call and email were also made to the Racine County Sheriff’s Department and Racine County Dispatch. We’ll keep you posted on any details.  

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.