BARTLETT, Ill. (CBS) — Schools in Bartlett were locked down on Wednesday after police in the western suburb were informed of a potentially armed runaway.
West Chicago police told their counterparts in Bartlett that a potentially armed runaway who attended a school in Bartlett was at large, and Bartlett police immediately notified School District U-46 and the Parkland Preparatory Academy.READ MORE: Food Delivery Driver Shot And Killed While Sitting In Car In Little Italy
Several Bartlett area schools were locked down on “secure building status” during the school day.READ MORE: Dog Scares Off Attempted Carjacker In Old Town
Police in Bartlett also provided extra patrols at Bartlett High School and Parkland Preparatory Academy, and also provided extra police presence at dismissal at all schools that were locked down.
At 3 p.m., West Chicago police told Bartlett police that the juvenile runaway had been found in West Chicago.MORE NEWS: Police Searching For Driver Wanted In Deadly Hit And Run Near Jefferson Park CTA Station
This happened the same day as Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana was also locked down after a student mistakenly thought he heard someone loading a gun in a bathroom. The report also triggered a massive police response Wednesday morning, but no weapon was found and no one was hurt.