Search for suspects prompts West Allis elementary school lockdown

WEST ALLIS (WITI) -- A West Allis elementary school was placed on lockdown on Monday afternoon, September 8th as police searched for a wanted suspect.

Police tell FOX6 News officers observed an individual wanted for felony theft. That individual fled on foot from officers, and a search was initiated, using K-9 officers.

The search was occurring in the area of Irving Elementary School -- and that school was placed on lockdown as a precaution.

The individual police were looking for wasn't located.

Police say they don't have any information to indicate the individual was ever on school grounds.

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