South Elgin investigates threatening words at high school

Updated 11/15/2019 9:45 PM

South Elgin High School was evacuated for approximately an hour Friday evening as police conducted a sweep of the building after threatening words were seen on a whiteboard in a classroom.

South Elgin police said they were notified by the administrative staff at the school, 760 E. Main St., about 6:30 p.m.


Several events taking place at the school were interrupted while a Kane County sheriff's dog hunted for anything suspicious. Nothing was found.

According to a news release, South Elgin police and Elgin Area School District U-46 believe the writing on the white board was not a credible threat, but "as a precaution took every step to ensure all personnel were safe inside the building."

Anyone with further questions should call South Elgin High School at (847) 289-3760 or the South Elgin Police Department at (847) 741-2151.

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