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Police investigating after threat of violence sent to students’ phones at Harvard High School

Police say they are investigating after a photograph threatening violence at Harvard High School was sent to students’ phones on Wednesday. The Harvard Police Department was notified around 1:23 p.m. Wednesday about a threat at Harvard High School, 1103 North Jefferson Street in Harvard. Harvard Deputy Police Chief Tyson Bauman said an unknown person or […]

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Charges expected after bomb threat cancels classes at Prairie Grove School District 46

School officials said charges are expected as police continue to investigate a bomb threat that canceled classes Friday for students in Prairie Grove School District 46. Prairie Grove Consolidated School District 46 Superintendent John M. Bute sent a letter to parents Thursday evening regarding the situation. District 46 includes Praire Grove Elementary and Prairie Grove […]

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Classes canceled in Prairie Grove District 46 due to threat made against school building, staff and students

Classes were canceled Friday for students in Prairie Grove School District 46 after a threat was made to the school and everyone in it, the superintendent said. Prairie Grove Consolidated School District 46 Superintendent John M. Bute sent a letter to parents Thursday evening regarding the situation. District 46 includes Praire Grove Elementary and Prairie […]

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Lake Villa District 41 schools on soft lockdown due to school shooting threat circulating on social media

Police and school officials say they are investigating rumors circulating about a student “shooting up” a school that has prompted Lake Villa District 41 schools to go on soft lockdown. Lake Villa School District 41 sent an email to parents Wednesday saying that they were aware of the rumored threat. District 41 schools include Thompson […]

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Police say someone sent photo depicting imminent threat of violence to multiple students at Harvard High School

Harvard High School was temporarily on lockdown Thursday after police say someone used AirDrop to send multiple students a photograph indicating violence would occur at the school. The Harvard Police Department responded around 12:20 p.m. Thursday to Harvard High School, 1103 North Jefferson Street. Harvard Deputy Police Chief Tyson Bauman said that an unknown person […]

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Extra police presence at Lake, McHenry County schools due to nationwide threat made to schools on TikTok

There is an extra police presence at schools in Lake and McHenry counties Friday following a nationwide threat of violence towards schools reportedly made on TikTok, authorities said. Susan Harkin, Superintendent of District 300, which has schools in McHenry and Kane counties, sent a statement to parents providing information on the threat. “District 300 has […]