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Highland Park High School Lockdown Lifted

Highland Park High School Lockdown Lifted

Highland Park Police are continuing to investigate reports of a student in possession of a gun at school. No shots were fired. The scene has been secured and law enforcement has confirmed that there is no credible reason to continue the lockdown at Highland Park High School. The soft lockdown at other public buildings, including City of Highland Park buildings, District 112 schools, District 113 schools, the Park District of Highland Park, and the Highland Park Public Library, has also been lifted.


Five students have been taken into custody. No further information is available at this time.


Highland Park Police will continue the investigation in partnership with Township High School District 113. District 113 will be in direct communication with parents regarding early dismissal information for today, Tuesday, April 4.

Resources and Support

The City of Highland Park understands that reports such as this have the potential to trigger the trauma of survivors. Free and confidential multilingual assistance is available from trained navigators who can connect you with local available resources to manage trauma 24/7 via 211 Lake County (United Way of Lake County). Visit, call 211, or text your zip code to 898211.

Election Day Voting Information

The Lake County Clerk is preparing documents to obtain an order from a judge in order to extend voting hours at polling places impacted by the lockdown: Braeside School, Red Oak School, and Highland Park Public Library. The request will be to extend hours at these polling places for the length of time each individual location was closed during the course of the incident. Please note that this process operates solely through the County and Court system; the City has no role in these operations. The City will amplify any extension of polling hours through all communications modalities. Information from the Lake County Clerk will be posted to