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Lemont

Old Quarry Middle School evacuated after bomb threat

LEMONT – Students and staff at Old Quarry Middle School were evacuated as a precautionary measure after a bomb threat was discovered written on a bathroom wall Tuesday morning, according to a news release from Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A.

The evacuation was conducted because of the specificity of the threat, the release said.

The Cook County Bomb Squad completed a search of the building. No bomb devices or threats were discovered, according to the release.

Students and staff returned to the school and resumed regular activities at 12:45 p.m., the release said.

According to the release, the Lemont Police Department, the Cook County Sheriff’s Department and the Lemont Fire Protection District responded to assist with the evacuation and investigation. District 113A and Lemont police are conducting a follow-up investigation.

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