At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Friday morning, Feb. 23, SVHS administration was made aware of a threatening message posted in a student bathroom. SVHS administration immediately contacted District Office and the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department. Administration and the Sheriff’s Department conferred and determined that an immediate lockdown was not necessary.

Once that decision was made, police presence was increased at the school and both the police and district began following emergency protocols. At the request of administration, police partners worked to have a presence at all district buildings despite there be no threat made to those schools. Administration and police agreed that increased monitoring was wise and would provide reassurance to the community.

 

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