A scare near Streamwood High School this morning turned out to be nothing, say Streamwood police.
According to Streamwood Deputy Police Chief Jim Gremo, a DuPage County Sheriff officer was several blocks from the high school, talking to a 20-year-old man who is wanted on identity theft charges, when the man ran from police.
The man was not a violent person, but somehow word got to the school that there was police activity in the area. Parents were notified, students were kept in the building and faculty were told to leave the building at their own risk.
Gremo said he did not notify the school and isn’t sure how they heard about the situation, but that it seemed to be a misunderstanding.
“There was never any danger to the school and the activity was never near the school,” he said.
Gremo said he will ask the school to notify parents that the area is safe and that their students were not in harm’s way.
He added that the scene has been cleared although the man in question has not been located.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.