A teacher from Schmid Elementary, fired yesterday, came back to the school today and allegedly threatened students.
Chicago police were called and the school was put on lockdown.
The teacher was taken into custody.
One 8th grader says the school went into “code blue” which means there is a serious threat. Students were locked in classrooms, hiding in corners away from windows and doors.
Some parents came to check on their kids after receiving an automated message from the school alerting them to the situation and that it had been resolved. Other parents decided to take their children home early.
Chicago Public Schools issued a statement saying in part “Students at Schmid Elementary are safe, thanks to prompt action and cooperation between CPS and CPD. As always, student safety is among our top priorities.”