Ammunition found at Warsaw school

March 12, 2019

A Warsaw elementary underwent a precautionary safety lockout Monday after live ammunition was found at the school, Warsaw Community Schools said.

About 9:30 a.m., officials at Madison Elementary School found the ammunition. No weapon was discovered, and no safety threat was found, the school district said.

The school initiated a precautionary lockout so administrators and police could search everyone in the building, including all bags, while classes continued.

A metal detector was used during the search conducted by school resource officers from the Warsaw Police Department and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.

21 drivers cited in school bus effort

The Fort Wayne Police Department’s crackdown on drivers illegally passing school buses netted 21 violations in its first week, Lt. Tony Maze said Monday.

Six officers were out each weekday, Maze said. He noted bus stops were monitored in the morning and afternoon.

It’s unclear whether drivers heeded warnings about the campaign or whether many of those who illegally passed school buses last week did so out of sight of police.

The grant-funded traffic enforcement campaign runs through March 22.

Murder-try charge filed in shooting

A 19-year-old Fort Wayne man was formally charged Monday with attempted murder, accused of shooting a teen last week near a city park.

Keshon Rogan also is charged with aggravated battery and criminal recklessness in the March 4 shooting. Police say he shot Trevon Giddens, 19, several times about 8 p.m. at Weisser Park Avenue and Eckart Street.

Rogan told police after the attack he was there with another man to complete a drug deal when he was assaulted by Giddens, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Giddens was shot several times near the Weisser Park Recreation Center basketball courts, police said. Rogan fired his gun at least 11 times, the affidavit states.