Dundee-Crown High School, located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, underwent a temporary lockdown during morning drop-off on Wednesday. In a precautionary measure initiated by administrators, all students and staff were confirmed to be safe. The lockdown was executed promptly, preventing anyone from entering or leaving the premises.
While the exact cause that prompted the lockdown remained undisclosed, District 300 Superintendent Susan Harkin reassured parents and guardians that their children were out of harm’s way. A notice posted on the district’s website urged walkers, bike riders, and families to follow the instructions of the building administration until the lockdown was lifted. Additionally, students who relied on bus transportation were advised to remain on the bus until further notice, emphasizing the importance of ensuring everyone’s safety during this period.
According to a district spokesperson, the incident that led to the lockdown did not involve an active shooter. Instead, it was a late-start day for students—a routine schedule alteration that contributed to the ongoing prevention measures. Although the lockdown initially presented uncertainties, Superintendent Harkin provided an update at 10 a.m., indicating that both the district and law enforcement were working together to investigate the situation further.
The comprehensive update assured the community that no incidents were taking place inside or outside the building and reiterated the safety of all students and staff members. The decision to implement a lockdown was precautionary, ensuring that the wellbeing of everyone within the school was the top priority.
As the investigation continues, additional information regarding the lockdown and its cause will be forthcoming. The district encourages parents, guardians, and community members to stay updated on the latest developments.
1. Why was Dundee-Crown High School placed under lockdown?
The school was placed under lockdown as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of all students and staff.
2. Was there an active shooter incident?
No, the incident did not involve an active shooter.
3. Were any students or staff members harmed during the lockdown?
No, all students and staff were confirmed to be safe and under the supervision of the district and building authorities.
4. What should students and families do during the lockdown?
Walkers, bike riders, and families dropping off students were advised to follow the directions of the building administration until the lockdown was lifted. Students relying on bus transportation were instructed to remain on the bus until further notice.
5. What actions are being taken to investigate the incident?
The district and law enforcement are collaborating on an ongoing investigation to determine the cause of the incident that led to the lockdown.