Waukesha School District cancels classes on Monday after multiple Christmas parade deaths – archyde

WAUKESHA, Wisconsin – The Waukesha School District has canceled all classes for Monday, November 22, after several people were killed and more than 20 injured in the Waukesha Christmas parade on Sunday.

According to the police, the driver was plowed with his red SUV on the parade route shortly before 4:45 p.m. on Sunday. The police said a person of interest was arrested on Sunday night.

“As a result of this situation, school will be canceled on Monday, November 22nd, 2021 for all students in grades 4K – 12,” the school district said in an email on Sunday evening. “In addition, the district will provide additional counselors throughout the school day in all buildings for any students who may need assistance.”

“A decision on school for Tuesday will be made on Monday later in the day. Our thoughts go out to everyone involved, to everyone who witnessed the event, and to our entire community. “

The incident was broadcast live on the city’s Facebook page. A video sent to TMJ4 shows a car driving through a busy section of the parade and meeting at least half a dozen people. The car continued through the parade and then the video ended.

The incident took place on Main Street, which started in Barstow and led past Gasper. The vehicle had to pass a barricade to get into the parade.

Paul Farrow, Waukesha district chief, made a statement regarding the incident. He said he was just attending the parade when he learned about the car that was passing through the parade.

“Please pray for our church tonight after the terrible events of the Waukesha Christmas Parade. I had just taken part in the parade with my wife when I noticed police sirens. Shortly afterwards I learned that a vehicle drove through the parade route and injured a lot of people. ” Right now we’re still finding out what happened. This is an active investigation and all of the updates tonight will be from our law enforcement partners. I contacted Mayor Reilly and offered any resources the county could provide. I have also spoken to the governor who offers his prayers and help. This is an unspeakable tragedy that affects us all as we work to overcome two extremely challenging years and resume our cherished holiday traditions. Keep the affected families in mind while we work to offer whatever you want we can support. “

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