Libertyville police investigate reported threat with a firearm

Daily Herald report
Updated 9/20/2019 5:38 PM

Libertyville police are investigating a report of a person being threatened with a firearm Thursday morning that caused nearby schools to be put on soft lockdowns.

Officers were sent to the 600 block of West Park Avenue at 11:09 a.m. in response to the threat in which a weapon was implied but never displayed, according to Deputy Police Chief Ed Roncone. An initial investigation determined the person who made the threat did not have a gun, he added.


No arrests were made.

Police notified schools in the area as a precaution. Libertyville High School went into a soft lockdown, during which school operations continue as normal inside the building but students and guests are not allowed in or out.

Students at Highland Middle School and Rockland Elementary School were brought inside during recess and physical education as a precaution, but the situation was resolved within minutes, Principal Jonathan Hallmark said in a message to parents.

The incident comes just two days after schools in Vernon Hills went on lockdown following a report of shots fired on the southwest side of the village.

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