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Schools put on lockdown

Updated: November 9, 2010 10:20PM

All schools in North Chicago and Waukegan locked their doors Monday and did not allow any unscheduled visits following a bomb threat that targeted several schools.

Without naming them, police said two of the schools are in Waukegan and four in North Chicago.

A cellular telephone call was made to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s criminal investigations unit. The caller named the schools and indicated the threat was part of a domestic violence. The call could not be traced.

The schools were put on what was called a soft lockdown, where all doors are locked, outdoor activities are moved inside, and no unscheduled visitors are allowed in the school.

All the schools returned to normal school security on Tuesday.

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