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Hoax calls reporting bomb threat, threat of violence prompt police response to Lake Forest High School

Police were called after a person falsely reported a bomb had been placed in Lake Forest High School and other callers falsely reported “active violence” inside the school Wednesday morning. The Lake Forest Police Department said dispatchers received a bomb threat around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday. The caller stated there was a bomb placed in Lake […]

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3rd threat made in less than week involving Red Oak School in Highland Park following viral social media post

The third threat in a week was made toward Red Oak School in Highland Park Tuesday as officials denounced the threats, which come following a controversial viral social media post. The City of Highland Park said they were notified Tuesday morning that two agencies outside of Highland Park received a non-specific threat referring to “Red […]

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All-clear given after 2nd bomb threat at elementary school in Highland Park following viral social media post

An all-clear was given at Red Oak School in Highland Park after it received a bomb threat Friday for the second day in a row following a controversial social media post that went viral. The Highland Park Police Department responded around 10:28 a.m. Friday to Red Oak Elementary School, 530 Red Oak Lane in Highland […]

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2nd bomb threat made to elementary school in Highland Park week after viral, controversial social media post

An elementary school in Highland Park was evacuated for the second day in a row following another bomb threat, which comes a week after a controversial social media post went viral referencing the school. The Highland Park Police Department responded around 10:30 a.m. Friday to Red Oak Elementary School, 530 Red Oak Lane in Highland […]

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Bomb threat made to elementary school in Highland Park was part of nationwide threats, officials say

Officials say a bomb threat made toward an elementary school in Highland Park was part of emailed threats made to buildings nationwide and a motive for them is unknown. The Highland Park Police Department and Highland Park Fire Department responded around 7:40 a.m. Thursday to Red Oak Elementary School, 530 Red Oak Lane, for a […]

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All clear given after bomb threat prompts evacuation of elementary school in Highland Park

An elementary school in Highland Park was evacuated Thursday and a large police response was sent following a bomb threat that has been determined to be unfounded. The Highland Park Police Department and Highland Park Fire Department responded around 7:50 a.m. Thursday to Red Oak Elementary School, 530 Red Oak Lane, for a report of […]

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‘Abhorrent threats’: Gov. JB Pritzker responds after spike in bomb threats made against Illinois libraries

Governor JB Pritzker said that authorities are working to combat and prosecute the “abhorrent” bomb threats that have been targeting libraries throughout Illinois. Pritzker released a statement Friday saying he condemns the threats made this week towards libraries. “The threat of violence is disgusting, particularly because it is against institutions that are vitally important to […]

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Crystal Lake Public Library reopens after being evacuated, closed and searched due to bomb threat

The Crystal Lake Public Library reopened Friday after it was evacuated and closed due to a bomb threat that was made toward the building Thursday. The Crystal Lake Police Department was called Thursday afternoon to the Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 West Paddock Street. The library announced around 3 p.m. that they would be closed […]