Messages to Chippewa Falls parents:
CFAUSD experienced a delicate issue this morning resulting in a momentary hold on the buses. Students are safe and back in class.
Clarification - this morning's message was regarding middle school and high school level students only.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (CHIPPEWA FALLS POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE) -- On today’s date at 0838 hrs, a 14 year old student who attends the Chippewa Falls High School, and lives close to the school required crisis intervention after talking about hurting himself. The child was believed to be at his residence however that could not be immediately determined. The school immediately put the buses in a Hold and the school was about to go into a Lock Down when Chippewa Falls Police officer’s made contact with the child at his home. No weapons were located with the child. The child was transported to the police department to be evaluated.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Chippewa Falls Unified School District posted this message to its Facebook page just after 10 a.m. Wednesday:
MORE INFORMATION ON THE INCIDENT THIS MORNING: Less than an hour ago there was a high school student in an emotional state who could not be located by the parents. To ensure the safety of our students, there was a momentary hold on our school buses for less than 10 minutes until this was resolved. The student has been located and is with the proper authorities. All students are safe, and school is running as usual.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- A school district had buses pause their routes as investigators searched for a missing student.
Superintendent of Schools Brad Saron says the Chippewa Falls Police Department told Chi-Hi that officers were searching for a missing student around 8:50 a.m. Wednesday. Saron says the bus routes were paused to make sure students were safe. He says the school was about to go into lock-down, but then the district found out that the student had been found soon after it all started. Saron says he's not sure whether the student was a boy or girl or the student's age, but said that the student is a minor. He says that student is not attending class today. A total of more than 50 buses were picking up middle school and high school students in the district Wednesday morning.
Saron says he hasn't spoken to police directly. WEAU 13 News has left messages with the police chief seeking comment, but hasn't heard back. Saron says a couple of buses may get to school late today, but there will be no major disruptions to the school day. Class at Chi-Hi was previously scheduled to start late on Wednesday. The district sent a text to parents Wednesday morning, saying it "experienced a delicate issue this morning," and that "Students are safe and back in class."