Oak Park mother carjacked at gunpoint outside middle school


OAK PARK, Ill. – The Oak Park school community is on high alert after a mother was carjacked in broad daylight Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities say extra police patrolled the area Thursday after two men around approached a woman parked on Kenilworth Avenue outside Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School.

According to police, around 3:20 p.m., one of the carjackers allegedly pulled a gun and ordered the mother out of the vehicle.

The carjackers then sped off on Washington Boulevard. 

The woman was not hurt. 

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Students and staff were still in the building and school officials called the police.  

School officials say they’re reviewing safety procedures to avoid another incident. 

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