Kaneland High School officials said Thursday afternoon that a lockdown has been lifted following the discovery of suspicious material that had been found in a hallway.
According to the statement released just after 2:30 p.m., KHS was placed in lockdown at 12:22 p.m., and with assistance of the Kane County Sheriff’s Department, it was determined that the materials were spent caps from a starter pistol commonly used at track and cross country meets. No ammunition or weapons were associated with this incident. The building was successfully secured, and it was determined that there was no threat to students or staff.
Upon determining that no threat existed, the lockdown was lifted and KHS students followed a modified schedule with heightened supervision through the remainder of the school day. Students will be released on time following the normal schedule for the end of the school day.
“We would like to emphasize that our emergency procedures worked as planned to ensure that all students remained safe during this incident,” the statement said. “Kaneland High School and the Kane County Sheriff’s office take this incident seriously and we will continue to investigate the cause of the incident.
“In investigating this issue, we need the help of parents and community members in making us aware of any information that may assist us to determine its cause. If you have questions or information that will assist the investigation, please call the KHS principal’s office at 630-365-5100, extension 204.”