Sunday, October 28, 2007

Overreact much?

Apparently two school kids stole some rifle cartridges from a shed a few blocks away and brought them to school. When they were found, the school went into lock down and Police from at least six surrounding towns were called in.


Man, those students sure look terrified that they got to go home early!


2 boys charged after shells found in Alsip school

October 26, 2007

Two students at Prairie Junior High School were arrested Friday after ammunition was found in a school bathroom, prompting a lengthy lockdown at the Alsip school.

The two 13-year-old boys brought rifle cartridges into the school from a storage shed they broke into a few blocks away, Police Chief Robert Troy said. Additional rounds were found outside the school. No firearms were brought into the school,

The boys were each charged late Friday with one count of burglary and one count of possession of ammunition, police said. They were released to their parents.

Police received a call about the ammunition about 9:45 a.m.

Friday was supposed to be a half day of school today at Prairie Junior High but the last students didn’t leave until after 2 p.m.

The school was locked down and students were told to stay in their classrooms, then all were taken to the gymnasium. Students’ lockers were searched, and they were not allowed to take home their bookbags, seventh-grader Dan Lesko said.

Sandy Lesko, Dan’s mom, said parents received two alerts from the school.

Later, parents who showed up were allowed, one by one, to take their children home.

Students who ride the bus were released next, then students who normally walk home were dismissed about 2:15 p.m.

Police from at least six surrounding towns were at the school.