A suspect fled from police in Carpentersville Friday morning, forcing three local schools to go into a soft lockdown for about 40 minutes.
Community Unit District 300 Associate Superintendent Sarah Kedroski said Golfview, Lakewood and Meadowdale elementary schools on the east side of Carpentersville were under a "shelter in place" about 10:30 a.m. Students and staff inside the buildings were able to move about as usual, but access in to and out of the building was prohibited, Kedroski said.
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"We were never in lockdown," Kedroski said. "It was a shelter in place and did not involve the crisis situation we would have in a lockdown. There was no immediate danger."
Carpentersville Police Cmdr. Tim Bosshart said officers from East Dundee and Carpentersville police departments went to a house on the 2000 block of Berkshire Court in Carpentersville with an arrest warrant stemming from an case in East Dundee. Police made contact with the suspect but the suspect ran.
East Dundee Police Chief Terry Mee would not elaborate on the specifics of the arrest warrant but said there was never a "perceived danger to the community or schools in the area."
Bosshart said after an extensive search of the area, the suspect was not located. Police subsequently called off the search and the shelter in place at the local schools was lifted.
The investigation is continuing.