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Alden-Hebron District 19 schools evacuated after bomb threat

HEBRON – Classes were disrupted at Alden-Hebron District 19 schools after a bomb threat was called in Wednesday morning, according to a news release.

All students were evacuated from their schools following the bomb threat.

The Hebron Police Department and a bomb squad from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office were at the schools investigating the threat. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office assisted with traffic control.

Three K-9s also were used during a complete search of the buildings, police said. No explosives were found.

All students and staff were accounted for and safe, according to district officials.

The high school and middle school are housed in the same building, while the elementary school is in a neighboring building.

The investigation is ongoing.

– Northwest Herald

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