At least one student was taken into custody during a lockdown at the Waukegan High School Washington Campus Thursday morning, according to video shared on social media.
A message sent to parents at around 9:20 a.m. Thursday said, “Washington Campus is on lockdown due to a police investigation in the building.”
School officials said that the school and the Waukegan Police Department were made aware of a threatening image posted on social media which allegedly showed Waukegan High School students.
The image immediately prompted a police investigation and the school was placed on lockdown, officials said.
Officers and K-9 units responded to the building.
School officials say there is no active threat, and the school is remaining on lockdown as a precaution.
The Alternative/Optional Education Center (AOEC) and Robert Albert Middle School were also placed on lockdown due to the police activity nearby.
A video posted on Facebook from Snapchat shows multiple officers entering a classroom and taking a student into custody.
The officers are seen directing students out of the classroom and into the hallway.
The lockdown comes just over a week after Lake Zurich High School was placed on lockdown twice.
This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.