WAUKESHA – Four staff members have been arrested and could face charges after an allegation of child abuse at The Lawrence School in Waukesha.
The Waukesha Police Department says officers served a search warrant at the school on Wednesday morning. “Investigators were able to have access to family members as well as the children to seek out other potential victims in this case,” the department wrote in a press release.
Three of those who were brought into custody could face charges of failure to protect. A fourth person was booked into the Waukesha County Jail, with charges of physical abuse of a child being referred to the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office.
The Lawrence School is a “locally owned and state licensed child care center in Waukesha,” according to the school’s website. It serves as a child care center for kids as young as six months old.
The school is also a “collaboration site” with the Waukesha School District where 4K classes are taught during the school year.
The district said on Wednesday that The Lawrence School would be closed “for the foreseeable future.”
Children who attended The Lawrence School for 4K classes would be reassigned to new buildings in the School District of Waukesha.