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Dundee-Crown High School alerted after report of weapon found in nearby neighborhood

CARPENTERSVILLE – Dundee-Crown High School issued a shelter-in-place alert for students and teachers Wednesday morning after Carpentersville police notified school officials that officers found a weapon in a nearby neighborhood.

The alert stemmed from a report of an argument that involved a man with a gun, but police later learned that the report was unfounded.

“A shelter-in-place is not a lockdown,” Community Unit School District 300 spokesman Anthony McGinn said.

Students and school officials were not allowed to leave the building at 1500 Kings Road in Carpentersville, but classes carried on, McGinn said.

The school alerted parents with an email message at 9:20 a.m. School officials lifted the alert at 9:55 a.m. after police secured the scene and all students were accounted for, according to an email sent to parents.

“At no time were students in danger,” the alert said.

The alert was triggered by an incident at Fox View Apartments, where officers responded to reports of a disturbance, Carpentersville Police Chief Michael Kilbourne said.

The call was dispatched as a verbal argument and disturbance, but it noted that one of the people involved was a man armed with a gun.

Officers responded to the disturbance call and determined that the disturbance actually involved two woman who were engaged in a verbal argument.

Those involved with the disturbance never identified a man with a gun, nor was a man with a gun ever found by officers investigating the call, police said.

Because of the proximity of District 300 schools to the incident, the Carpentersville Police Department shared the information.

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