Chippewa Falls Police Increase Presence Near Schools Amid Possible Gun ThreatPolice in Chippewa Falls‚ Wisconsin‚ have stepped up patrols near local schools amid a shooting death. Police have not identified the suspect in the death of fourth-grader Iliana Peters. Peters' body was found Monday in a wooded area. The police department has posted updates about the increased police presence on social media. Iliana Peters was last seen alive on March 13‚ but there are few details about her death.
Chippewa Falls police investigate potential gun threatSeveral school districts across the country have increased their police presence near schools amid a possible gun threat. In Chippewa Falls‚ police have increased their patrols around schools‚ especially during pick-up and drop-off times. After an investigation‚ police have identified the suspect and the students involved. The suspect was not carrying any weapons‚ but police made contact with him before he reached the school. The suspect was released to his parents‚ and all school activities continued as usual. The police department has stepped up their presence near area schools and notified families by mail. Earlier this morning‚ a 10-year-old girl went missing. Her body was found near a walking path near her aunt's house. Police have not identified any suspects in her death. The family of the 10-year-old says she was not home when her aunt called them. She never returned home‚ but her aunt told her parents that Lily was missing. After an investigation‚ police have determined that the threat is not credible and there are no other safety concerns. Regardless‚ Chippewa Falls police will increase their presence near schools Tuesday. Educators are encouraging students to report any safety concerns they might have by filling out the Speak Up Speak Out tool. The Wisconsin Department of Justice recommends using the Speak Up Speak Out tool to report safety concerns. The school district released a similar letter to parents‚ and they've contacted local law enforcement agencies. The Winona Police Department has also issued a safety alert regarding social media. The Winona Police Department also posted an alert on social media. It's unclear whether the TikTok threat is credible‚ but officials say it's not a coincidence. Despite the threats‚ authorities say they are concerned about children's safety.
Iliana Lily Peters was found dead in Chippewa FallsA homicide investigation is underway after the body of fourth-grade girl Iliana Lily Peters was discovered Monday. Peters had been reported missing on Sunday evening after visiting an aunt's home in the 400 block of N. Grove St.‚ where she last saw her family. Police say it is too early to identify the person responsible for Lily's death‚ but they have released no additional details. Police initially said Lily had gone missing Sunday night‚ but later found her bicycle on a walking trail near Leinenkugel's brewery. Chippewa County Sheriff's Department and Lake Hallie Police Department assisted in the search. A drone was used to search the area. Detectives determined that she had been murdered. Her bicycle was found near the brewery's parking lot‚ near the trail. Family members said Peters was last seen about nine p.m. Sunday at her aunt's home‚ and was supposed to return home. The bicycle was found in the woods‚ near a walking path. Police also called in K-9 teams and drones. Police did not release the identity of the person responsible for the girl's death‚ but say it was an accident. Detectives are pursuing several leads in the investigation of the fourth-grade student's death. They are working to find the killer‚ but are asking the public to remain vigilant. They are also working to provide extra support for school personnel and students. A prayer vigil for Peters was held Tuesday evening at Valley Vineyard Church. Jeremy Machnik‚ Peters' father‚ says Peters' children often played outside‚ near the school trail.
Police increase presence near schools amid threatsThe Chippewa Falls police Department has increased its presence around area schools amid threats. Police increased patrols around the area schools after Liliana Lily Peters' body was found in a wooded area near the Leinenkugel Brewing Company on Monday. The body remains unpinned as police continue their investigation. However‚ the police department did not say what led to the incident. The school district notified students‚ teachers and parents of the threat to school grounds. Police and school officials investigated the threats and found that they were not credible. However‚ the incident did not prevent classes from continuing as scheduled. Meanwhile‚ the police are continuing their investigation. Students and teachers were instructed to contact authorities if they have any concerns about safety. A tip to report a threat to authorities can be left at the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Speak Up Speak Out tool. On Tuesday‚ Chippewa Falls police announced that they are stepping up their patrols near schools. The announcement follows the death of a 4-year-old fourth grader‚ Iliana Peters. Police are investigating her death as a homicide. The Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District sent a letter to parents Monday afternoon. In the meantime‚ the school is preparing for the possibility of more threats. The heightened presence was coordinated with efforts by local school districts. The Winona Police Department has also increased its presence on campuses‚ and the school district has also released a safety alert on social media. The Winona Police Department has also posted on social media about the trend. Meanwhile‚ the Citrus County School District announced that they activated their critical alert system at Crystal River High School. This is in response to a threat made on Snapchat by a 13-year-old student.
Winona police issue safety alert on social mediaAs a precautionary measure‚ Winona police have increased their patrol efforts near schools. In fact‚ officers will be stationed near schools during drop-off and pick-up times. The Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District sent a letter to parents‚ encouraging them to pick up their children as soon as possible. The letter stated that the buildings were on high alert. The Chippewa Falls police Department has issued a safety alert on Facebook following the discovery of the body of 10-year-old Lily Peters near a wooded area. Peters was visiting her aunt and failed to return home. Police say no suspects have been found‚ but have set up a tip line for residents to report suspicious activity.
This is the end of N Grove st in Chippewa Falls, where the road turns into a trail. Police say 10 y/o Iliana “Lily” Peters’ body was found between here and the Leinenkugel brewery. @kare11 pic.twitter.com/5fDtPWdAh0 — Sharon Yoo (@SharonKARE11) April 25, 2022
This was the letter sent to parents today in the Chippewa Falls school district regarding the tragic death of Lily Peters.
She was a 4th grader in the district. Police believe her death was a homicide.
More: https://t.co/t6b6x3EADb @WCCO pic.twitter.com/34dO1FMVl5 — Nick Streiff (@nickstreiff) April 26, 2022