Districts in Joliet, Minooka and Channahon have all worked with local law enforcement for years to keep students safe.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Dawn Aulet
Saturday, December 15, 2012
On Friday morning, a gunman opened fire in Connecticut, killing 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The tragedy was not near us in distance, but hit home as parents' thoughts went to the safety of their own children. The thoughts of concern were shared with local school administrators. "Clearly, our thoughts and prayers are with the community but especially the family members of the victims," Don White, superintendent of Troy Consolidated School District 30c said in a note home to parents Friday. "There are no words that can be shared to comfort us when we face situations such as these. "However, I wanted all Troy families to know that much like other schools, we do our very best to be as prepared as possible for …
The incident stemmed from one teen chasing, and firing off one round, according to published reports.
A 15-year-old boy was in police custody Tuesday in connection with the Monday afternoon shooting outside Joliet Central High School that forced the school into lockdown. Joliet police say the incident involved two boys, one of whom was chasing the other with a gun, according to a story in the Joliet-Herald News. The incident began at about 4:05 p.m. Monday when a Central staff member heard a shot, resulting in the school going into lockdown for about 30 minutes. No one was injured and the lockdown was lifted at 4:40 p.m. No other details were available on the altercation. Calls to the Joliet Police Department were not returned. Editor's note: An earlier version of this story had an incorrect age for the teen who is in custody. Get news …