Glendale Heights man apprehended for making false report about threat to Glenbard North
GLENDALE HEIGHTS – A Glendale Heights resident who was reported missing Friday morning was apprehended by Chicago police after allegedly making a false report about a potential threat involving Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream.
Cmdr. Dennis Schar of the Glendale Heights Police Department said no charges have been filed as of yet against the 50-year-old man. Police are still investigating his background, Schar said.
A news release from the Glendale Heights Police Department said the man made an anonymous phone call to the Carol Stream Police Department at abut 7:15 a.m. Friday claiming someone with a firearm was headed to Glenbard North High School. This resulted in Glenbard North and all schools in Community Consolidated School District 93 being placed on soft lockdowns, officials said.
Police determined the call was false, and Glenside Junior High and Americana Elementary School in Glendale Heights also implemented soft lockdowns due to the proximity of the man's residence, Schar said. The schools took this action as a precaution, Schar said, pointing out that no threat against the schools was made.
The man was located in Chicago and was taken into custody by Chicago police, Schar said.
Representatives from the various school districts involved said they were in frequent contact with parents during the soft lockdowns to assure them that their children were safe.