Chicago Police

‘Threatening Post' in North Side High School Bathroom Prompts Security Boost

A “threatening post” on a bathroom wall at a North Side high school prompted an investigation Wednesday as well as heightened security precautions, officials said.

Chicago Public Schools and police were working together to ensure students at Lincoln Park High School were safe after the threat was discovered earlier in the morning, police said.

“We take the safety and welfare of students very seriously and will be working with CPS to implement additional security precautions as detectives conduct a thorough investigation,” Chicago police Officer Michelle Tannehill said in a statement.

Principal Michael Boraz said in a letter to parents Wednesday the school will be taking exptra precautions to ensure student safety.

“We will use our metal detector and X-ray machines to scan all students and their personal items such as book bags,” Boraz said. “CPS and the Chicago Police Department will provide additional security in and around the building.”

He encouraged students to speak up if they see something “that is not appropriate.”

No other information was immediately available.

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