Local School On Soft Lockdown After Apparent Threat

The Journal Star says school officials are investigating reports of a threat made by a student at Peoria Notre Dame High School.

So police will be at the high school before and after classes begin Friday and Monday as a precautionary measure.

Notre Dame Principal Randy Simmons said the school was notified of the threat late Tuesday.

It was on a soft lockdown on Thursday and will remain so for the next few days.

Following an investigation, a student was removed from school on Wednesday.

Simmons told the Journal Star it was a verbal threat.

The school worked with the Peoria Police Department, Peoria County Sheriff’s Office and the Catholic Diocese of Peoria as events unfolded.

The school was on soft lockdown on Thursday.

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