By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Black Hawk goes into lockdown during manhunt
(Times file photo: Anthony Wahl)
SOUTH WAYNE - Black Hawk School went into temporary lockdown Monday morning while Lafayette County Sheriff's sought a male suspect who allegedly threatened his ex-wife with a handgun.

According to the press release:

The man was located at his residence in the 3000 block of Fritzges Road, Wayne Township, after dispatch received a 911 call at 10:33 am. Monday, March 3 from the suspect's ex-wife who alleged he had entered her home in the Village of South Wayne and put a gun to her head. The suspect surrendered following a brief negotiation with officers in the driveway of his home where he was taken into custody by Lafayette County deputies and a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper. The man did not have a firearm on his person at the time he was taken into custody. He is being held at the Lafayette County Jail.

Black Hawk School was notified that the suspect was taken into custody and the school returned to normal activities after about an hour-and-a-half, Superintendent Willy Chambers said.

The school was locked down because the complainant lives within one block of the school. Chambers said Shullsburg Police positioned themselves around the perimeter of the school, and all the doors were secured.

Regular instruction still took place during the lockdown until Chambers and Principal Cory Milz gave teachers the okay to unlock their doors.

Chambers said the school wanted to "express our gratitude towards the Shullsburg Police and sheriff's department," for their quick response.

Sheriff's deputies from Lafayette and Green counties along with Shullsburg Police and Wisconsin State Patrol troopers responded to South Wayne to assist.

Lafayette County detectives are continuing to investigate the matter.