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Maine West High School on lockdown after active shooter alarm accidentally goes off

Police ask public to please stay out of the area.

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Update: According to a statement released by Maine Township High School District 207, a north suburban high school is presently under lockdown due to an accidental triggering of the “active shooter” alarm.

Although the police are present at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, they have yet to uncover any potential dangers.

The school district suspects that the alarm may have gone off because of a system malfunction or due to an accidental button press.

Regardless, the school has been put on lockdown to ensure the safety of both students and staff, and the district has advised parents not to visit the school.

Law enforcement officials are presently clearing the premises.

Initial Report:

A number of different law enforcement organizations are reacting to unconfirmed reports of active shooter at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, Illinois.

The Incident reported at 1755 S Wolf Rd.

Officers and detectives are currently on scene conducting an investigation.

As at the time of this report, there has been neither confirmation nor identification of any victims.

No suspects have been identified, and there has been no information immediately released regarding any arrests.

Police ask public to please stay out of the area.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.


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