Hamilton School District officials on Tuesday sent a letter to Woodside Elementary School parents informing them that a teenager accused of sexual assaulting a 6-year-old girl this summer, lives near their school.
Alluding to a case pending against 17-year-old Daniel Koepke in Washington County Circuit Court, Woodside Principal James Edmond, told parents that extra police patrols have been planned near the school.
"In addition, all district schools have monitored, secure entrances, and I have reinforced with our staff the need to be diligent in playground supervision," he wrote.
Koepke is a Hamilton High School senior who has been charged with four felony counts stemming from an alleged sexual assault of a girl, according to the Sussex Sun and the Wisconsin Circuit Court System.
"Now is a good time to remind everyone about the importance of close and careful supervision of children. Conversation with young children about stranger-danger also may be appropriate," Edmond added in the letter.
The Sun is reporting that while Koepke was charged Washington County Circuit Court in July, the school district just learned of the allegations Monday.