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Increased police presence, lockdown put into place after threat of violence at middle school in Waukegan

School officials say they have identified a student or students involved after a threat of a shooting was made toward Edith Smith Middle School in Waukegan on Wednesday. Edith Smith Middle School Principal Yvonne Brown said in a message to parents on Wednesday that a potential threat was relayed to staff and law enforcement. The […]

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Lockdown lifted after threat of violence involving weapon at elementary school in Lake in the Hills

A lockdown has been lifted after school officials say police were called to investigate a “threat of potential violence with a weapon” made towards an elementary school in Lake in the Hills. Huntley Community School District 158 said Thursday in a message to parents that Hannah Martin Elementary School, located at 10920 Reed Road in […]

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Police working to identify juvenile who allegedly threatened to shoot up middle school dance in Lake Villa

Police are conducting interviews and working to identify a juvenile who allegedly threatened to shoot up a school dance Friday evening at Palombi Middle School in Lake Villa. Lake Villa Police Department Lt. James DeCaro told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that officers responded to Peter J. Palombi Middle School, located at 133 McKinley Avenue […]

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Threat prompts police response during school dance at middle school in Lake Villa

Police officers responded to investigate after a threat occurred at Palombi Middle School during a school dance Friday evening, authorities said. The Lake Villa Police Department said they became aware of a threat that occurred at the school, located at 133 McKinley Avenue in Lake Villa. Officers immediately responded to the school after the incident […]

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Bond reduction denied for Grayslake man accused of threatening to shoot up school, dismember fellow students

A judge said “words have consequences” before he denied a bond reduction for a Grayslake man accused of threatening to shoot up a school, shoot a family with an assault rifle and dismember a girl’s body. Michael Y. Drees, 18, of Grayslake, is facing two counts of felony disorderly conduct. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney […]

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$3 million bond for Grayslake man who allegedly threatened to shoot up school, dismember fellow students

A judge ordered a Grayslake man held on a $3 million bond after prosecutors say he threatened to shoot up a school, shoot a family with an assault rifle and dismember a girl’s body. Michael Y. Drees, 18, of Grayslake, was charged with two counts of felony disorderly conduct. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Dino […]

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Police respond to Zion Lutheran School in Marengo after knives found on playground

Police responded to Zion Lutheran School in Marengo Monday morning after knives were found on the playground, officials said. The Marengo Police Department responded to Zion Lutheran School, 408 Jackson Street, after students reportedly found knives on the playground Monday morning. The school was placed on soft lockdown, which means people could not enter or […]