Sunday, March 10, 2019

Shooting threat found on wall at Lakeview High School

Increased police presence is expected at Lakeview High School on Monday after a threatening message was found written on a bathroom wall at the school, 4015 North Ashland, over the weekend.

The school’s assistant principal summoned police around 10:30 a.m. Saturday after finding the threat, which included Monday's date, “3/11/2019," according to a police report.

In a letter to the school community, CPS said, “we take all threats very seriously and we immediately contacted Chicago Police Department and CPS Office of Safety and Security and an investigation is underway.”

Heightened security measures that will be in place include the scanning of all students through metal detectors upon arrival; x-ray review of bags and personal items; and increased police and CPS security before, during, and after the school day, the letter said.

A similar threat was found written on a bathroom stall at Lincoln Park High School in December.
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