Algonquin Police: Security Ramped Up at HD Jacobs High School After Rumored Threat
Algonquin police reported heightened security was in place today (Oct. 31, 2018) at H.D. Jacobs High School following a rumored school threat.
According to an Algonquin Police Department news release and media reports, officials discovered a social media video of a student holding a handgun early Wednesday morning.
“Beginning at 3:54 a.m., the Algonquin Police Department received information of a rumored threat of violence directed at H.D. Jacobs High School,” the news release said. “Out of caution and working in cooperation with Community Unit District 300 and the school, a shelter-in-place protocol was initiated by school administration and additional officers were assigned to the school for security.”
A shelter-in-place protocol typically prevents any access to and from the building.
School officials said the threat was not credible.
“The Algonquin Police Department has not received any first-hand reports of any direct threats against the school or any individuals,” the news release said.
Police said they are investigating the incident and the origins of the rumor.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Algonquin Police Department at 847-658-4531.
SOURCE: Algonquin Police Department news release, media reports