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Palatine High School on Lockdown: Youths with a Handgun

Several youths were observed with a handgun near the PHS campus at 11:30am.

The statement from Palatine High School on the PHS website: 

At approximately 11:30 a.m., the Palatine Police received a report from a witness who had observed several youths with a handgun in an apartment complex near Palatine High School.  The police advised that Palatine High School take the precautionary step to go into a soft lockdown.  In a soft lockdown, individuals are not allowed to exit or enter the school building.  The school day will continue as usual.  We will work closely with the Palatine Police who are actively investigating the matter and we will provide additional information as it becomes available. 

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Roman G. Golash October 17, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Today's event dealing with handguns is not surprising. The school did the right thing initiating a soft lockdown, but what happens when the children leave for the day? This type of criminal activity will continue, we may see drive by shootings in the future, unless the community bands together to prevent such egregious acts.
Craig Doherty October 18, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Jump the proverbial gun a little, Roman? Perhaps you would like all schools to be militarized to teach them all proper discipline and morals and only to brandish their pellet guns at Muslims and Evolutionists? Let's rally the community together to step back and take a chill pill.

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