The family of Justin Johnson announced funeral services will take place at 1:00 PM Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of the service on that day. Members of the Kaukauna Area School District trauma Team will attend and be available for anyone who may need their services. The school district will also provide classroom coverage for any teacher or staff member who wishes to attend the services.
UPDATE 2:15 p.m. Sept. 7, 2016: On Tuesday, September 6, 2016 the Outagamie County Coroner's Office along with the Kaukauna Police Department and Wisconsin State Patrol responded for the death of a 12-year-old boy who was struck by a school bus in Kaukauna. Coroner Ruth A. Wulgaert identified the boy as Justin A. Johnson.
An autopsy was completed Wednesday by the Fond du Lac County Medical Examiner's office.
Kaukauna Area School District Superintendent Mark Duerwaecther issued a statement Tuesday night.
"The Kaukauna Area School District is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our student, son, grandson, brother and friend, and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends. Our focus right now is on supporting those close to the student, and our trauma team is working diligently to prepare support for students and staff. Counselors, psychologists and social workers will be on hand at each of our schools for as long as needed. Please join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to his family."
Kaukauna police report a middle school student was hit by a bus Tuesday afternoon.
The incident happened at the intersection of Crooks Avenue and 2nd street just before 3:30 p.m.
The boy is in critical condition. Investigators ay the child was crossing 2nd street when he was hit. His identity has not been released.
Tuesday was the first day of the new school year in Kaukauna.