Teenage boy shot dead outside Mount Pleasant Hotel on Wednesday afternoon, triggering Case High School lockdown
Root Journal Times
MOUNT PLEASANT — Case High School was closed Wednesday afternoon when a shooting was reported at or near a hotel across the street.
A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot at around 1:12 p.m. Wednesday at the Delta Hotel, 7111 Washington Ave., the Mount Pleasant Police Department reported. Police said the teenager was in serious but stable condition.
Within two hours, police were seen investigating the parking lot of the Marriott hotel. No one is in custody for the shooting, police said.
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The hotel is located on the east side of Oakes Road; Case High is on the west side.
In an email at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, Racine Unified School District spokesperson Stacy Tapp said, “Yes, we are currently in lockdown. We informed the parents.
Detravian Wortham, a second-year student at Case, said the lockdown started around 1.30pm and pupils were to stay in the classrooms they were in at the time; an announcement came over the school’s loudspeaker system informing everyone that the school was closed.
Wortham had never experienced confinement before. “It was a bit scary,” he said.
Student pickup at Case High School was at its regular time of 2:48 p.m.
“The students were released from the school without incident,” the MPPD said in a statement. “No suspects are in custody at the time of this release. The investigation is ongoing.”
When the lockdown ended and pupils walked out of school, Wortham said: ‘Everyone was just a little shocked.
The MPPD asks those with information about the shooting to call 262-884-0454, extension 4; send an e-mail via root.crimestoppersweb.com; or call Crime Stoppers at 262-636-9330.
This story will be updated.