Racine high school took safety precautions after shots fired nearby
RACINE - A high school in Racine was back open Wednesday after issuing a shelter-in-place situation when shots were fired near the school.
"All the students and staff were secured in their classroom, no one was allowed in the hallway," explains Stacy Tapp with the Racine Unified School District.
According to Racine Police, someone fired bullets which struck a garage on the 1900 block of Lynden Avenue on Wednesday morning. School officials at Park High School, five blocks away from the scene, were alerted.
Tapp says the shelter-in-place is similar to a lockdown, but has some distinctions.
"Education and instruction did continue, which is a little different from a lockdown."
She says that school officials worked with authorities to take the proper safety precautions.
Police are investigating to find out who fired the shots.