Algoma Elementary School incident all a misunderstanding, police say

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UPDATE: Thursday, April 21, 2016, 11:30 p.m. 

Police say that the incident at Algoma Elementary School was all a misunderstanding. 

On Tuesday afternoon, an unidentified woman tried picking up a child from the school. 

Police say that the woman was at the school legitimately to pick up her granddaughter, and that a misunderstanding of the student’s name led to the wrong student being summoned to the school office. The student that was sent to the office did not  recognize any of her family or family vehicles and the student was returned back to class, and so the school contacted police. 

The grandmother was able to locate her granddaughter after school.

Police say that all children in this incident were never at risk of any type of abduction or abduction attempt.


Algoma Police are looking for an unidentified woman who attempted to pick up a child from Algoma Elementary School.

Officials say the woman entered the school Tuesday afternoon and asked for the child by name, claiming to be a distant relative.

The child did not leave with the woman, instead leaving with her mother. The female was driving a black car.  At this time police are looking to identify the female party who attempted to pick up the child. 

She is described as a black female, approximately 6’ tall with red or orange highlights in her hair.

If you have any information on who the female is or any information that would help identify her please contact the Kewaunee County Dispatch Center at (920) 388-3100.

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