Fake Gun Incident Forces Waukegan School on Lockdown

Today, Monday, Dec. 12, at approximately 11:30 a.m.,  the Waukegan Police Department received an anonymous phone call stating that someone had entered Miguel Juarez Middle School with a gun.

Officers from the police department’s Patrol Division and Criminal Investigations Division responded and checked the school located at 201 N. Butrick Street in Waukegan.

As is standard to these types of calls, the District 60 school was placed on lock down, per school authorities.

After law enforcement officials checked the school and found no evidence that the call was credible, the school was off of lock down approximately 20 minutes later.

The incident will be turned over to the WPD Criminal Investigations Division for follow up.  The incident is being classified as false.


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