Updated at 6:30 p.m.
NORTHBROOK — A potential bomb threat received by the Northbrook Police Department February 14 forced a soft lockdown of Glenbrook North High School, according to a news release from the Village of Northbrook.
Police received a call at their 911 Center at approximately 1 p.m. stating a bomb threat in the north parking lot of the campus, according to the release. Police directed a soft lockdown at that time.
With the students in their classrooms, bomb specialists and canines from state and regional agencies joined Northbrook Police investigating the outside grounds, according to the release. They found nothing suspicious.
After school was dismissed at 2:55 p.m., the normal time, police continued searching the building, according to the release. Nothing suspicious was found. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
Earlier at 3:30 p.m.
NORTRHBROOK — A lockdown at Glenbrook North High School ended shortly after 2:30 p.m. February 14 in Northbrook after a telephone threat of a disturbance outside the school, according to Karen Geddeis, communications director for Glenbrook High School District 225.
Northbrook Police received the call earlier in the day warning of a potential threat outside the school building. Police directed Glenbrook North administrators to keep students and staff in their classrooms, according to Geddeis.
During the lockdown, police conducted a thorough inspection of the building and grounds, according to Geddeis. The initial communication went to parents, students and staff at 2:20 p.m.
A second communication went to parents, students and staff at 2:30 p.m., letting recipients know the police finished their inspection of the outside grounds and “found them to be safe,” according to Geddeis.
Geddeis said school was released at 2:55 p.m., the normal dismissal time. Police were present on school grounds during and after dismissal.