13-year-old leads police on high-speed chase in stolen car onto middle school lawn

“When he just comes across the lawn that was the scariest part of it."


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Police arrested four teenagers Thursday after police said they stole a car and led them on a chase.

The high-speed chase went onto the lawn at Glen Hills Middle School in Glendale, Wisconsin, during dismissal.

“When he just comes across the lawn that was the scariest part of it," said Pastor Kasandra Williams, the grandparent of a 4th grader at the school. “We were just kind of thanking God that you know none of the other kids got hurt.”

According to a district-wide voicemail from the Glendale River Hills School District Superintendent Alyson Eisch, gym teachers moved students to a safe area and administrators stopped dismissal. She said they continued dismissal once police verified the situation was safe.

Glendale police told sister station WISN that the driver was a 13-year-old boy, and the passengers were a 13-year-old boy, a 14-year-old girl, and a 16-year-old girl. All four suspects live in Milwaukee.

Police did not say where the teens allegedly stole the car from in Milwaukee.

"It’s shocking," said Jordan Wanner, a parent to three kids at the school. "It seems to be the trend now, where kids are doing this kind of thing, putting everybody’s life at risk, putting their own lives at risk. Yeah, it has to stop.”

Similar incidents unfolded at Milwaukee Marshall High School this summer.

“I think if we can get back to parenting, you wouldn’t have situations like this whether it’s in Glendale, Menomonee Falls or Milwaukee, because it’s happening all around," Williams said. “It’s children who aren’t parented right. Period.”

No one was injured in this incident.