Students have been evacuated and sent home while police investigate two bomb threats that were made toward Barrington High School Monday afternoon.
The Barrington Police Department and Barrington Fire Department responded to the school, located at 616 West Main Street, around 1 p.m. Monday for a report of a bomb threat.
Students and staff at the school were evacuated “out of an abundance of caution” after a second bomb threat was made, according to Barrington District 220 officials.
The district dismissed students who drive or walk to school for the day.
The district in a message informed students, who rely on district transportation, to make their way to the bus loading area to begin boarding buses to be transported home.
“Students who are picked up by parents should make their way to the west lot for normal parent pick-up,” the district said in a message.
In a follow-up message to parents, the district announced the Barrington High School campus was closed and all athletic, including on and off campus, and extracurricular activities would be canceled for the day.
School officials said in their latest update that law enforcement members remain on the campus investigating.
The Chicago Police Department was requested to the school with bomb-sniffing canines to help search the building.
The Barrington Police Department has not released information on the incident yet.
This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.