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Reported sexual assault near south side elementary school prompts concern

Posted at 7:26 PM, Dec 02, 2016

MILWAUKEE -- Police are investigating a  sexual assault in Milwaukee's Tippecanoe neighborhood.

The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday on Warnimont Avenue near Tippecanoe Park.

"I think it's crazy," Allyson Mills said.

Mills grew up in the area on the city's south side, and now questions the safety of children in the neighborhood.

"Kids stay here after school, and play basketball at the courts," Mills said. "All the neighbors that live around here know each other, it's a nice [tight-knit] community."

Mills isn't the only one in disbelief following reports of the sexual assault. In fact, parents of students at the nearby Clement Avenue Elementary School are not only shocked, but they're also upset.

"I'm very concerned about this," Millie Wenzel said.

Wenzel has a child enrolled in the school and questions why she didn't receive a notification from the school alerting her and other parents of the incident.

"I would like to know [why I wasn't notified]," Wenzel said. "I'm trying to get that answer from the school."

A representative from Milwaukee Public Schools contends the school district did notify parents.