school security

Police activity near Heather Hill School leads to brief lockdown

Charges are pending against a man after he attempted to elude a Flossmoor police officer in the vicinity of Heather Hill School on Friday morning.
 
The incident triggered a Code Yellow lockdown at the school for less than a half hour, Flossmoor police said in an email community alert.
 

Homewood District 153 says no thanks to guns in schools proposals

Student safety is important, but Homewood District 153 board members voted unanimously not to support measures to allow staff to carry firearms in schools.
 
Although no school district would be compelled to develop programs that allow firearms on campus, Homewood’s board members wanted to share their positions with delegates of the Illinois Association of School Boards. 
 

H-F High has taken necessary security steps

Administrators at Homewood-Flossmoor High School are cognizant of safety concerns and reassured community members that they are taking all steps to protect the campus.
 

District 161 moves toward hiring private security at Parker

Flossmoor District 161 took a step Monday toward hiring a private firm to provide security at Parker Junior High School this fall. The board held a public hearing on the subject and also recognized Parker Junior High School students who were selected to participate in an internship sponsored by the Homewood Science Center and Izaak Walton Nature Preserve.

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