Sheriff’s deputies and a canine team responded to search for a person reported to be in mental distress near Libertyville Friday morning, causing a school to keep its students indoors.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to the area of Bradley Road and West Petronella Drive in unincorporated Libertyville.
A call was made for a report of a person possibly in mental distress at the location.
The male subject was reported to have walked away from a vehicle on foot, the sheriff’s office said.
A canine team conducted a track for the person.
A message sent to parents of Rondout School District 72 around 11:10 a.m. said that the police activity prompted Rondout School to suspend all outdoor activity until further notice.
The message said the school was “following its safety protocols” and classes would continue without interruption.
Search efforts and investigation led to deputies learning that the person was no longer in the area, the sheriff’s office said.
The man had gotten back into his car and drove to his home in northern Illinois.
The local police department responded to the residence and made contact to check his well-being.
A follow-up message from Rondout School around 2:30 p.m. said the police activity was resolved and the school returned to regular operations.
“There was no risk or threat to anyone in the community while this was ongoing,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.