Loaded Gun Puts Newark High School Under Lockdown

By Lori Preuitt
|  Thursday, Oct 1, 2009  |  Updated 6:46 AM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Loaded Gun Puts Newark High School Under Lockdown

Three of the country's most dangerous urban places are in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.

advertisement

Police found a teenager with a loaded gun near campus after responding to a report of a disturbance at Newark Memorial High School.

The find caused officials to put the school on lockdown around 11 a.m.

A SWAT team was also called to campus.
 
Police said the teen was among a group of students who scattered after they arrived to investigate the disturbance call.  Some of the students ran on to campus, according to police.
     
Police spokesman Matthew Breen said the SWAT team searched for the people who caused the disruption.

Police said they thought one of the them remained unaccounted for and that delayed the call that the scene could be cleared.

A woman who answered the phone at the school, located at 39375  Cedar Blvd., emphasized that all students were safe.

A police command center was set up at Newpark Mall.  That is also the location parents were told to go if they want to pick up their children.
 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out