Police, SWAT activity in Batavia prompts school lockdown
BATAVIA, Ill. — Police have confirmed to WGN that Batavia High School in Batavia, Ill., is on lockdown due to a barricade incident in the area.
Batavia police are handling a barricade subject in the 800 block of Roberts Lane, according to a statement. They are being assisted by the Kane County Regional SWAT team.
Police say no one has been injured and they believe the subject is alone in the residence.
According to the Kane County Chronicle, Batavia High School parents received emails Tuesday that included a message from Principal JoAnne Smith, which stated, in part:
“We have been informed by the Batavia Police Department today around 12:30 p.m. that we need to go into a soft lockdown due to an incident in the area surrounding Batavia High School. All students are safely in the building. We will not allow anyone in or out of the building until we are advised to lift the lockdown. I will keep you advised with information. Thank you so much.”
Residents in the area also received a robocall advising them to stay inside and lock their doors.
This is a developing story. Check back for more details.