Teen pulls knife on others near Warren High
Sun-Times Media October 30, 2013 10:20AM
Updated: December 2, 2013 11:58AM
A juvenile pulled a knife on three other juveniles after they stole cannabis from him Tuesday afternoon outside Warren Township High School in Gurnee, reportedly prompting a lockdown and search for a person with a gun.
Three teens stole cannabis from another teenager, who pulled a knife on them, near the high school’s Almond Campus at 34090 Almond Road, according to Sara Balmes, spokeswoman for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
The teens claimed to have a gun in their vehicle, but there was no gun, Balmes said.
All three were arrested and taken to the Depke Juvenile Justice Complex in Vernon Hills where they were named in juvenile petitions. One was charged with disorderly conduct, another with possession of marijuana and obstruction of justice and the third was charged with delivery of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school.
The school informed parents in an email that “at approximately 5 p.m., the Almond campus was directed to enter a lock down from the Gurnee Police Department and the Lake County Sheriff. We do not believe anything happened on our property, but in the surrounding area. At approximately 5:30, we were told by both departments that the area was safe and we could conclude the lock down,” said Patrick Keeley, principal of the Warren Township High School’s Almond Road campus.
“I can assure you we reacted swiftly and appropriately. I do not believe any of our kids on the property were in any danger at any time. Safety is always our top priority,” he said.