Oct. 4, 2019 11:30a; Edited at 12:45p
Kenosha Police are investigating two sets of incidents involving Kenosha Unified students. On three different days this week, staff at Lincoln Middle school discovered handwritten bomb threats on bathroom walls. In each occasion, police were called and students were evacuated then allowed back in when the all-clear was given. Police and staff are still working to identify the offender. In the second case, students on a school bus Friday morning said they saw a man who was brandishing a gun chasing the bus on foot. The incident apparently occurred on Highway 50 just west of 60th Ave. Police located an independent witness who said there indeed was a suspcious man in the area at about the time the bus passed through. The investigation is continuing.
An attempted traffic stop for a registration violation on Green Bay Rd. near 16th St. in Racine Friday at 2:15 a.m. led to a high speed chase. According to a news release from the Racine County Sheriff's Dept., the driver tried to evade law enforcement by turning off his lights and blowing through at least one red light. Authorities located the vehicle at 15th St. and Russet St. in the city. The occupants scattered. All six were eventually rounded up after police dogs were deployed. The driver was identified as 19-year-old Derrick Jackson. Passengers included two other men and three girls, ages 14, 15 and 16. Jackson is being held on a Dept. of Corrections warrant. He was convicted in 2016 of armed robbery. The news release said the girls' parents were not aware of their location or being in the company of the three men.