ROCK COUNTY REPORTER JENNA MIDDAUGH SPOKE TO SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS AS THEY PREPARE FOR STUDENTS TO RETURN FROM SPRING BREAK NEXT WEEK, JENNA? WITH LOCKDOWNS AND SCHOOL CLOSED LAST WEEK, JANESVILLE DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAY SPRING BREAK WAS A GOOD TIME TO TAKE A STEP BACK, AND REASSESS THE SITUATION. LAW ENFORCEMENT NOW SAYS SCHOOLS ARE LESS OF A TARGET FOR JAKUBOWSKI THAN THEY ORIGINALLY THOUGHT. 3;15 – student safety, staff safety is always our first concern 3;18. 1 VO TRACK EMPTY PLAYGROUNDS AND VACANT PARKING LOTS – A SURE SIGN OF SPRING BREAK. WHICH – OFFICIALS SAY — COULDN’T HAVE COME AT A BETTER TIME. 1 SOTW1 43 ;28 – it certainly is easier for us as a district to manage it when kids are out of school and staff are out of school. 2 VO TRACK AFTER NEWS OF THE MANHUNT FOR JOSEPH JAKUBOWSKI BROKE LAST WEEK, ALL 22 JANESVILLE SCHOOLS LOCKED DOWN THURSDAY AND WERE CLOSED FRIDAY. 2 SOTW3 42 spring break is a good time for us to take a breather from what happened last week. 3 VO TRACK EVEN THOUGH SCHOOL WAS OUT OF SESSION THIS WEEK, POLICE OFTEN CHECKED IN ON PRACTICES AND GAMES. 3 SOTW5 42 1;23 and they’ve been increasing their presence, they’ve been making themselves known 1;27. 4 VO TRACK AND AS INVESTIGATORS CONTINUE TO LOOK INTO JAKUBOWKI’S CASE, THEY’VE DETERMINED SCHOOLS ARE LESS OF A THREAT THAN ONCE THOUGHT. 4 SOTW7 43 when we look at the documents written by mr. jakubowski, there is little indication of schools in it 4;03. 3 VO TRACK POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A MAN IN CONNECTION TO A GUN THAT WAS FOUND AT LINCOLN ELEMENTARY LAST THURSDAY, BUT IT’S NOT CONNECTED TO JAKUBOWSKI. 3 SOTW9 42 4;03 I hope that this information gives some comfort to our communities, it will certainly give some comforts to our schools because these appear to be two separate incidents that unfortunately happened on the same day . JENNA– DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAY THEY’LL
BE TALKING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OVER THE WEEKEND AND INTO MONDAY AS THEY ASSESS THE SITUATION. MONDAY IS A TEACHER WORK DAY AND TUESDAY IS WHEN STUDENTS ARE SET TO COME BACK TO SCHOOL. AN ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE ON MONDAY WHETHER SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION, AND IF SO, HOW IT WILL OPERATE.