Caller Threatens L-W Central; Police at 4 Schools

For the second time in about two months, an anonymous caller threatened Lincoln-Way Central High School. Police believe a call Monday came from the same person, and they don't believe there is a threat on the school.

Police responded to the four Lincoln-Way high schools Monday morning after receiving a call threatening in New Lenox. 

District 210 administration called parents to say that school was "proceeding as normal" and that additional police were at all four schools. 

Lincoln-Way spokeswoman Stacy Holland said an anonymous man called the Will County Sheriff's Department and threatened the high school early Monday morning before classes started.

A caller , and police believe it was the same person who called 911 today. In that incident, an untraceable phone was used and police weren't able to track the call. 

The Sheriff's Department didn't immediately return phone calls seeking more information. 

"They quickly determined it was the same caller they're working with other levels of law enforcement to try to apprehend the guy," Holland said. 

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Lisa April 30, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Thankful for the auto call that went out this time around instead of hearing the rumors from kids flying like the last time.
Alicia B. April 30, 2012 at 05:55 PM
I'm starting to think it's one of the students playing a prank. Why can't they catch the guy??
Tomi Petersen April 30, 2012 at 06:45 PM
I guess my concern would be, how do they know it's a prank? They never caught the guy the first time, and even though nothing had happened last month(from the same guy) who is to say that it was a prank again? I guess I just wonder how they come to that conclusion. I also heard that the call was untraceable. Again, so how did they come to the conclusion it's a prank if they have no guy and no phone number.
Angela Zopf April 30, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Thank you very much Dr. Wyllie and Principal Provis for hearing our concerns last time and for giving us the info on this matter via the auto system.
Frankfort Resident April 30, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Yes, thank you for the mass automated call. We really cannot conclude that this is a prank. Even though nothing happened the firls time and so far this time, doesn't mean it may not the next time that person calles in. We need to stay alert and stop thinking that it is a prank because that is when it may actually happen
Crystal Jensen April 30, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Again, I received no call. I know they have my number because PPS called me last week.
Lisa Leibovitz April 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM
It's a prank because no one showed up with guns, did they? Looking back at school shootings elsewhere, there is never a warning call when it happens.
T.Hincks April 30, 2012 at 11:45 PM
They need to call everyone the automated call did not make it to my home and my child goes to preschool there. Im considering pulling him out for the rest of the year. This is now the second time I wasnt informed!!!!!
NL4LIFE May 01, 2012 at 11:55 AM
Its only a prank if the guy never shows up. Dont assume he wont come on a later date. I hope they catch this bastard.
Angela Zopf May 01, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Chuckster, I agree. You can never be too careful. He could be trying to lead us to believe it's a prank and then show up when least expected. T. Hinks, I can only speak in the regards of my senior. I too have a friend who has a pre-schooler there and is very upset that she did not receive a call either. I believe it is the director of Aunt Nancy's that makes that decision but do not quote me.
David Sanbourn May 01, 2012 at 02:09 PM
That's not even funny. I sure hope whoever thinks it's funny to make these calls realizes how much time they'll have to laugh about their cleverness in PRISON. Look at the resource expenditure and raw fear created. Caller will do jail time, no doubt. Besides, they'll have to blab to someone it was them, otherwise it's not 'fun'. Try and have fun kids without causing mass panic.
Kerri U May 01, 2012 at 03:16 PM
I agree with you. What better way to try and get out of school or class?? I was thinking the same thing.
Kerri U May 01, 2012 at 03:19 PM
I have to agree with the prank conclusion. As many others pointed out, why would an actual shooter give warning. A person who would so something like that would be mentally unstable and wouldn't call in advance.
pro streeter May 02, 2012 at 03:02 AM
I agree!!!
Don Labriola May 02, 2012 at 03:07 AM
Any call like that gets treated as a serious threat. As many commenters have pointed out, it only takes one time, one letdown, to have a catastrophe. Our law enforcement professionals are not at liberty to discuss certain aspects as this is an ongoing investigation. Don Labriola, Chairman, Lincolway Public Safety Dispatch Center.
pro streeter May 02, 2012 at 03:09 AM
I would have to assume that this person is using a cell phone to call the 911 center as from what I hear you can use a disconnected cell phone to contact 911. I may be wrong about that, but there is also a cell phone store directly across from the school. I did recieve a call this time and I didn't see any extra police when I picked my kid up that afternoon but I assume they were there for part of the day. My kid never mentioned the incident...


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