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BB Gun Prompts BHS Lockdown

A student was taken into custody early Thursday.

Valley View School District spokesman said a "very short hard lockdown" took place early Thursday morning at Bolingbrook High School after a student allegedly brought a BB gun to school.

The lockdown was called to assist security personnel in finding a student who had brought the BB gun to campus, Randa said.

As of 9 a.m., Randa said, "the student is in custody and everyone is safe." He said the lockdown began around 8:30 a.m. and lasted a total of three minutes.
 
"We have the student in custody and are conducting interviews.
At this point the incident remains under investigation," Bolingbrook Lt. Mike Rompa told Patch, saying no additional details would be released Thursday.

In a ParentLink message sent Thursday afternoon, Superintendent James Mitchem said the lockdown was put in place after a student "threatened harm with a BB gun.

"Due to the swift reaction of our security team, staff, and students the entire incident lasted approximately 6 minutes," Mitchem said, adding the student was promptly taken into custody, and no one was harmed.

"We want to assure you that the safety of students and staff is our number one priority and every precaution was taken," Mitchem's message said. "Additional supports will be provided for students and staff at Bolingbrook High School and at all other district schools as needed."

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