CARPENTERSVILLE – Dundee-Crown High School is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest after a student said he was robbed at gunpoint outside the school Tuesday night.
About 5:50 p.m., two young adult males approached a sophomore in the school’s south parking lot while a girls basketball game was in progress, according to a notice sent to District 300 families and staff by Dundee-Crown Principal Lynn McCarthy and Superintendent Michael Bregy.
After some conversation, one of the perpetrators with a handgun allegedly robbed the sophomore of his cellphone and asked for his keys.
The perpetrators ran away, and the student was not injured, authorities said.
The school has video surveillance cameras outside and inside the school. It has not been determined yet whether the perpetrators are students.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact school administrators or Carpentersville police at 847-426-3439. Anonymous tips may be submitted through the District 300 safety hotline at 847-551-8477 or email SafeSchoolTipLine@d300.org.
“While we wanted to ensure that D-300 parents and staff had this information as soon as possible, it was decided to wait until the end of school today to make an announcement to Dundee-Crown students so that they are not distracted during their final exams,” McCarthy and Bregy said in the statement.
“Once again, we want to reassure you that the safety and welfare of our students, staff and visitors is our top priority in District 300. It is through open communication and community vigilance that we can partner together in successfully addressing this type of situation.”