Thursday, December 13, 2018

Heightened security planned after "threat" found at Lincoln Park HS

Snapchat image of the threat | Provided
Lincoln Park High School (LPHS) officials are promising “additional security precautions” after a threat to “shoot up” the school was found on a bathroom wall Wednesday morning.

“I am shooting the school up 12/14/18,” the post reads. “Not playing either. You’ll see. Warned you. Didn’t listen.”

Snapchat images of the threat were sent to CWBChicago by a concerned adult.

“It’s terrifying,” the man said, “and the student that I know will not be going to school the rest of this week.”

LPHS Principal Michael Boraz told parents in an email “We will use our metal detector and X-ray machines to scan all students and their personal items such as book bags.”

Area North detectives are investigating the handwritten threat.

Perhaps as troubling to parents as the threat should be the numerous blue smudges that surround it on the bathroom wall. The blue streaks appear to be the remnants of gang graffiti, including pitchforks, that were never fully-removed.
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