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.
Patch will follow up on this story with updates when they become available.