School Canceled After Nearby Shooting

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A local school district cancelled school Friday after a shooting incident early Friday morning. Fox 25/48’s Zach Prelutsky has the latest.

One person is dead after a shooting in the township of Jefferson early Friday morning. Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins says the incident appears to be isolated and does not believe the public is at risk. The victim is identified as 25-year-old Israel Garcia Alcantara.

Perkins says further investigation led to the arrest of Adalberto Mateo Quinonez Lopez for the homicide The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department says Lopez was found in Juneau County and taken into custody without incident They add, that the case remains under investigation.

The shooting — just outside of Cashton — prompted the Cashton School District to cancel classes Friday.

A statement from the district says, “Out of an abundance of care and concern for the safety of our students and employees, I felt the safest option was for students to remain home with their families.  Unfortunately, it was impossible to know how long it might take for the situation to be resolved.  Thank you for your support and flexibility this morning.  I very much appreciate the role many of you played in helping to communicate the unexpected school closure.”

Evening events and activities went on as planned at the district.

Lopez is scheduled to remain in custody until an initial bond hearing on Tuesday

In Cashton, Zach Prelutsky, Fox 25/48 News at Nine.

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