Handguns found at Evanston Twp. High School

  • Parents, students and neighbors watch from outside as a  police officer exits Evanston Township High School, which was placed on lockdown Thursday morning after two guns were found inside the school.

    Parents, students and neighbors watch from outside as a police officer exits Evanston Township High School, which was placed on lockdown Thursday morning after two guns were found inside the school. Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times

 
Chicago Sun-Times
Updated 12/16/2021 8:09 PM

The school day was just beginning Thursday when Nene Shelton got a troubling text from her 14-year-old son.

"Mom I'm scared. They have us barricaded," read the text from her son, a freshman at Evanston Township High School. That was all, and her son didn't answer her repeated texts and calls.

 

It was only after she rushed to the high school that she found out what had happened: The school was placed on lockdown and eight students were detained after two handguns were found.

No injuries were reported, but dozens of parents were left waiting for hours before they could see their children and take them home.

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