Morton East High School lockdown canceled; students dismissed

CICERO, Ill. — The lockdown at Morton East High School has been canceled and students were dismissed around 12:30 p.m.

Cicero police said a student reported that another student said he had an automatic gun in his possession. Authorities then conducted a thorough search of the school and concluded that there never was a real threat to any of the students.

They said the report of a student holding a weapon turned out to not be true.

In an earlier statement on Facebook, the school said students and staff were safe inside the building. The lockdown was implemented at around 10:15 a.m.

Read the rest of school’s statement below:

Dear Morton East Parents and Guardians-

Morton East High School is implementing a lockdown at this time, which means no one is allowed to enter or exit the building. Students and staff are safe inside our building.

Please understand that no one is allowed in or out of the building. Thank you.

 

Around 12:30 p.m., Cicero police said the lockdown is canceled and students are being dismissed. The district urged students and parents there was not an active shooter at the school.

 

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