Stray bullet hits Jewish elementary school in Milwaukee

Posted at 2:00 PM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-29 07:24:12-04

Friday morning there was a shots fired scare at Yeshiva Elementary School. Milwaukee police say a stray bullet hit the school.

There were no injuries. Rabbi Aryeh Borsuk says there were no screams or no panic after the stray bullet shattered the school’s front door glass.

Milwaukee Police and K9s were seen searching for a casing.

"Very unusual. We've been here for 28 years, we were founded in 1989,” said Borsuk.

The shot was fired shortly after students arrived to school around 8:40 Friday morning. A quick thinking principal heard a pop and then noticed the damage, calling police

"Anytime something like this happens it's a cause for concern. We do feel very safe here and we understand that the police are here to help us...The police in the city have been very good to us, so it's a cause for concern, but I don't think anyone is panicking or going over the edge," said Borsuk.

The incident even caught the attention of Alderman Khalif Rainey who lives close by.

“Indeed considering the climate around the country right now, we’ve had several incidents in which individuals in our community have been targeted, so we want to make sure that that’s not the case here; and if it is we want to be as proactive as possible with making sure that we keep all of our neighbors safe,” said Rainey.

All parents have been notified. The investigation is ongoing, and once we get more details we'll keep you updated. Investigators are working with the school and the neighborhood for additional witnesses and MPD is looking for suspects.

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