Third Threat in Three Weeks at West Suburban School

OSWEGO, Ill. -- The Oswego School District confirmed Wednesday that three threats were made against against a school over a three-week period in September.

The most recent threat was found Tuesday at Thompson Junior High at 440 Boulder Hill Pass, according to Kristine Liptrot, district spokeswoman.

Each threat, she said, consisted of a small message written in pencil in the boys’ bathrooms.

Oswego police were contacted in each instance, as were parents, by phone and through e-mail, according to Liptrot.

Messages to parents said law enforcement officials determined the threats were not credible. Liptrot said there were no lockdowns or evacuations in any of the instances.

The first threat was found by a student Sept. 15 and the second on Sept. 17, according to messages sent to parents.

Liptrot said police are still investigating.

“It was minor vandalism,” she said. “But threats of that type are always taken extremely seriously by the school district.”

Oswego police continue to investigate.

-- Aurora Beacon News

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