Highland Park Police Take 5 Students into Custody Following Lockdown


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Highland Park, IL – Highland Park High School in Illinois was placed on lockdown on Tuesday after reports of a student potentially carrying a gun on school grounds.

The lockdown lasted for approximately 90 minutes before being lifted. The City of Highland Park confirmed on Facebook that no shots were fired.

Highland Park Police took five students into custody following the incident. The police worked with Township High School District 113 to secure the building and investigate the incident. While the lockdown has been lifted, police are continuing their investigation.

The lockdown also affected other public buildings in Highland Park, including District 112 schools, the Park District of Highland Park, and the Highland Park Public Library, which have now been reopened.

The Highland Park Police Department and Township High School District 113 are working together to ensure the safety and security of all students and staff. Further updates on this developing story will be provided as available.


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