Five students are in custody and lockdowns at Highland Park High School and other Highland Park district schools have been lifted following a report of a student “potentially in possession of a gun” on the high school’s campus, city officials said Tuesday.
“Highland Park Police are continuing to investigate reports of a student in possession of a gun at school,” the city wrote in an update Tuesday afternoon. “The scene has been secured and law enforcement has confirmed that there is no credible reason to continue the lockdown at Highland Park High School.”
Officials added at the “soft lockdown” at other public buildings and schools has also been lifted.
The situation unfolded just after 11 a.m. when the city of Highland Park issued an alert stating “please be advised of a heavy police presence at Highland Park High School.”
“HPHS has been placed on a lockdown due to a report of a student potentially in possession of a gun at school. There are no reported shots fired,” the alert stated. “Students and school staff should remain in place to facilitate the work of law enforcement to secure the building.”
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