No one was injured after a large portion of the roof at Indian Trail Elementary School in Highland Park flew off during high winds over the weekend.
North Shore School District 112 Superintendent Michael Lubelfeld sent a letter to parents about the incident that occurred at the school, which is located at 2075 Saint Johns Avenue in Highland Park.
Lubelfeld said in his email Saturday that a portion of the school’s roof adjacent to the blacktop and playfield peeled off.
The roof peeled off from west to east and blew off towards the north parking lot.
The incident occurred during a soccer event but no one was injured.
There did not appear to be any additional damage beyond what could be seen.
Lubelfeld said the administration was concerned about water exposure due to the damage.
District 112 operations staff and an emergency roofing crew were on-site accessing and repairing the damage over the weekend.
The peeled-away roof and materials were cut off and taken away from the building, Lubelfeld said.
Crews treated the roof to make it watertight and hauled waste materials off in a dumpster.
The school day continued as normal on Monday and Lubelfeld told Lake and McHenry County Scanner on Tuesday that “everything is safe now.” He called it a “freak accident.”