Bourbonnais, Kankakee High Schools on heightened alerts after threats issued this week


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BOURBONNAIS – Two area high schools were on heightened alerts this week after threats were made.

Kankakee High School issued a soft lockdown as a precaution after becoming aware of a threat to the school, posted to social media. Administrators reportedly became aware of information concerning a bomb threat, the info was relayed to the FBI who reached out to the Kankakee Police Department.

As a precautionary measure, all entrances and exits at Kankakee High School have been closed off with the exception of the main office. 

Parents or other parties concerned with the developing situation can contact the school directly at 815-802-5500.

Bradley-Bourbonnais High School was also on alert following a message posted to Snapchat. No details on the threat were released but the school was apparently not directly mentioned in the message.


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