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Highland Park High School is on lockdown and a heavy police response was sent for a report of a student armed with a gun at the school Tuesday morning.

“Please be advised of a heavy police presence at Highland Park High School,” the City of Highland Park said in a statement.

The high school has been placed on lockdown due to a report of a student potentially in possession of a gun at the school, city officials said.

There are no reported shots fired and city officials said an update would be provided once the school has been cleared.

Students and school staff should remain in place to facilitate the work of law enforcement to secure the building, the city said.

The incident occurred the same morning students had planned to walk out of school to protest for gun control.

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The walkout was planned for 10:14 a.m., which is when shots first rang out at the Fourth of July parade shooting in Highland Park last year,

ABC7 Chicago reported the Highland Park students were demanding a ban on “assault weapons.”

School walkouts and protests in Nashville took place Monday morning, local news outlets reported.

Monday marked one week after a gunman walked into a private school in Nashville and shot multiple students and staff members.

Three staff members and three children died in the shooting. The shooter was fatally shot by police.

The Highland Park shooting left seven people dead and dozens of others shot.

Over 80 rounds were fired by the gunman into the parade crowd.

The alleged gunman, identified as Robert E. Crimo III, 23, of Highwood, was arrested and faces dozens of charges.

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His father, Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, has also been charged with helping his son obtain a gun permit.

Prosecutors said that helping his son obtain a FOID card was a contributing cause to the harm suffered by the murder victims in the July 4 mass shooting.

The man’s son, Crimo III, was under 21 when he sought to obtain the FOID card and required his father’s participation in the application process.

Crimo Jr. is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning.