Suspicious packages lead to evacuation

Emily Lepkowski, News Editor

The City of Whitewater Police found two suspicious packages outside of Whitewater High School Monday morning, Feb. 27, causing the school to go into lockdown.

Students were moved to UW-Whitewater’s Young Auditorium.

According to an updated news release from Whitewater Unified School District and Whitewater Police Department, the packages were investigated to be non-threatening and all students were safely picked up by guardians.

The inside of the school was searched and no other packages were found.

Local law enforcement and fire departments worked with the school district and the Kenosha Bomb Squad to manage the situation.

While the school remained closed Monday, classes were back in session on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

– Emily Lepkowski