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Burlington High School Goes Into Lock and Hold After Student Experiences Mental Health Crisis

According to a press release from the Burlington Police Department, on May 27 at about 12:15 p.m. the City of Burlington Police Department’s School Resource Officer was alerted by Burlington High School staff that a student was experiencing a mental health crisis and had taken possession of a pipe and was not following instructions. Students were placed in a “lock and hold” protocol during the event for about 30 minutes as a precautionary measure. Officers of the Burlington Police Department and the Racine County Sheriff’s Department located the student within the school, and he was taken into custody without incident. No injuries were sustained to any student, staff, or responding officers. This was an isolated event, and no other threats were found. School resumed daily activities following the event.


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