CHICAGO (CBS) — Students at a west suburban high school will be met with bomb-sniffing dogs and a heavy police presence on Friday, after a possible bomb threat was found written on a bathroom wall.
The message was spotted Thursday afternoon on a stall in a girlsâ bathroom at Elmwood Park High School. It said âTomorrow school will blow, Feb. 19, 10 a.m.âREAD MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
Police said the threat is minimal, but theyâre not taking any chances.
All after-school activities on Thursday were canceled, and on Friday all students must enter through the gymnasium, so police and bomb-sniffing dogs can check everyone who comes into the building. All bags will be checked as students enter the building.READ MORE: Obama Presidential Center Groundbreaking Underway In Jackson Park Tuesday Afternoon
Police also were sweeping the entire campus before classes on Friday.
Anyone with information about the threat should call police.MORE NEWS: No New States Added To Chicago's Travel Advisory
If the student who wrote the message is identified, he or she will face disciplinary action from the school, as well as criminal charges.