Area schools were taking precautions Friday, April 7, after a man allegedly robbed a gun shop in Janesville and threatened government officials and schools.
According to a Fox6Now report, the man, 33-year-old Joseph Jakubowski, stole 18 guns from Armageddon Gun Shop in Janesville. Authorities said they had received information that he had made threats to steal weapons and use them against public officials or an unspecified school.
Janesville and other Rock County area school districts were on lockdown as a precaution Thursday.
On Friday morning, St. Anthony on the Lake school in Pewaukee was on lockdown and the Pewaukee School District was taking precautions, but was not on lockdown.
"It's just precautionary," explained St. Anthony on the Lake administrative assistant Bonita Ziegler. "It's precautionary. We're just so close to the interstate. We're just keeping the kids safe today."
Precautions included keeping the kids inside for the day and locking the doors, not letting anyone in without her letting them in.
Pewaukee School District incoming superintendent and current Chief Academic Officer Mike Cady said that the district was aware of the incident in Janesville and was in communication with the Village of Pewaukee Police Department.
"They're (the village of Pewaukee Police Department) on top of the situation; (they) don't feel that there is a threat to schools in our area, and they will certainly be advising us if that changes," Cady said in a voicemail to Lake Country Now. "We have pushed out communication to our buildings just making sure that we have extra vigilance, whether it be people buzz into the buildings, those kind of things. We're happy to talk to any parents who have concerns, and the village police department also is happy to take any phone calls if people in the community have extra concerns. ...
"We're trying to be appropriately responsive to this concern. We understand it's unnerving to parents to hear those kind of things, and we have safety protocols and procedures in place that we certainly will lean on as needed."
Jakubowski is described as a white man, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with green eyes and brown hair. He is wanted by the Rock County Sheriff's Office.