(CBS) — Lemont High School was evacuated Friday morning because of an e-mailed bomb threat.
Students were sent home for the day and a message on the school’s website said a girl’s basketball game tonight was being postponed.READ MORE: Water Pressure Falls To Half Normal Levels Amid Ongoing Water Crisis In Dixmoor
Officials said the threat turned out to be a hoax and that the campus has been deemed safe.READ MORE: Chicago Police Restrict Time Off For Officers; Unclear If Order Is Related To Battle Between City Hall, FOP Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
No word yet on the details of the threat, but officials said it was specific enough for them to send students home.MORE NEWS: Artist Nate Baranowski Uses Chalk Art To Bring Halloween Festivity To Howard Street In Rogers Park
In a statement, Lemont officials said:
“After receiving a bomb threat this morning, Lemont High School evacuated its campus upon the advice of local law enforcement authorities. A precautionary evacuation was performed in an effort ensure the safety of its students, faculty and staff.
“School administrators enacted emergency dismissal procedures. Students who are bus riders were taken home via their normal routes; students who walk to school were instructed to proceed home as normal; and students who drive to campus – as well as those students who ride with them – were instructed to proceed to their cars and leave campus.
“The remaining students, as well as the school’s faculty and staff, were transported to an off-site location. Parents/guardians of these students were able to pick up these students at the alternate location.”