Child custody dispute locks down Madison school Thursday - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

UPDATE: Madison Police search for man that led to school lockdown


UPDATE (WKOW) --- Madison Police say they arrived on scene of Our Lady Queen of Peace for a family custody issue after 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Schools administration locked down the school as a precautionary measure.

Police say they have probable cause to arrest Christopher Swatzak in regards to domestic stalking.

Swatzak operates a Chrysler Town & Country Minivan with the Wisconsin plates of 697-NLZ.

Police are searching for him, but ask for the public's help to locate Swatzak.

Call police if you see him.



UPDATE (WKOW) -- Madison police tell 27 News the situation is domestic related; a child custody dispute.  

Police presence will be at the school until classes let out for the day.


UPDATE (WKOW) --- Dane County Communications tells us the lockdown is in place while they are searching for a person in the area regarding a domestic situation.

We are now on scene and will update you as we hear more.


MADISON (WKOW) --- Our Lady Queen of Peace is currently on lockdown as directed by Madison Police.

The current email was sent to parents about the lockdown.

Dear Parents,

The school is currently in a secure lockdown under the direct supervision of the Madison Police Dept.

We will notify you when it is lifted. Please don't call the office right now, we need to keep our lines open for the officers and our own communication. We anticipate dismissal will be at the normal time.

We know this is unsettling - Please do not be alarmed.  We are following our established school protocols and policies. Again, we will notify you when this has ended.


We are on the way to the area now to find out more and will keep you updated.

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