Maine West High School in Lockdown After Active Shooter Alarm Accidentally Triggered; No Threat Detected
Des Plaines, IL – Maine West High School was placed on lockdown this Friday morning following an incident where the active shooter alarm was activated due to a potential accidental push of a button.
Law enforcement authorities and the school district have responded swiftly to ensure the safety of students and staff.
According to a statement posted on Facebook by the local police department, officers are currently investigating the situation after receiving a report of shots fired.
The school has been evacuated as a precautionary measure, and there have been no reports of injuries at this time.
The police department is urging the public to avoid the area until further notice.
The school district, District 207, has also addressed the incident, assuring the community that no credible threat has been identified.
It is believed that the activation of the active shooter alarm was either accidental or caused by a technical issue.
The district emphasizes that it is following all safety protocols to protect students and staff, and the school remains on lockdown.
In an effort to maintain order and ensure the safety of everyone involved, parents have been instructed not to go to the school.
The district will continue to provide updates on the situation as more information becomes available.
The authorities are treating the incident with the utmost seriousness, and the investigation is ongoing.
As the situation unfolds, it is crucial for the community to remain vigilant and cooperate with law enforcement personnel.
The safety and well-being of all individuals at Maine West High School are of paramount importance, and every precaution is being taken to ensure a swift and thorough resolution to the incident.
Further updates will be provided as new details emerge.
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