Schools in west suburban Plainfield are open Thursday after officials realized a threat was actually directed toward a school in a town with the same name in Indiana.
Early Thursday, Plainfield police were notified of a potential threat to the Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, according to a statement from police.
Police and the FBI investigated, and learned the threat was actually directed toward a school district in Plainfield, Indiana.
At no time were Illinois students in danger, according to police.
All Plainfield Community School Corporation schools in Plainfield, Indiana, are closed Thursday, according to a statement posted to their website. The YMCA child-care program and Little Quakers Academy will also be closed. School will resume January 4.
“Shortly before midnight on Dec. 16, Plainfield police received information via social media regarding threats to Plainfield High School students,” according to a post on the Plainfield, Indiana, Police Department’s Facebook page.
“Since that time, Plainfield detectives have been working to determine the credibility of these threats and to identify who is responsible,” according to police.
Plainfield is located less than 20 miles southwest of Indianapolis.
In addition, Danville Community School Corporation closed school Thursday after receiving "threats toward the school system" overnight.