Two students are in custody after they went to the home of a female Round Lake High School student and one of them allegedly displayed a gun, police said.
Round Lake Area Schools District 116 sent an email to parents around 1 p.m. Tuesday regarding a threat made to a student outside of school.
“This prompted an immediate investigation and search of two students and a vehicle on campus,” officials with the Round Lake Area Schools District 116 said in the email.
“It is important to note that a weapon was located inside of a student’s vehicle on school property. While there is no indication at this time there was any intent to use a weapon on school grounds, school district and police officials continue to investigate the incident fully,” school officials said in the email.
Round Lake Police Department Commander Troy Akey said that officers were called to the school, located at 800 High School Drive in Round Lake, around 9 a.m. Tuesday and recovered a pistol in a vehicle belonging to one of the students who made the threat.
The two students, who were taken into custody and removed from school property, allegedly went to a fellow female student’s home in Round Lake Beach and displayed the pistol. Police have not yet released any further details about the incident.
Charges have not been filed but are expected, police said. The incident remains under investigation by the Round Lake Beach Police Department, who is expected to release more information soon.
This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.