Antioch Schools on Soft Lockdown Amid Nearby Police Presence

Schools in Antioch were on soft lockdown Wednesday morning as a large police presence descended on a street in the far northern suburb. 

“All District 34 schools have gone into a soft lockdown because of a situation occurring at the intersection of Route 83 and Grass Lake Rd,” Oakland Elementary School posted on Facebook just before 9:45 a.m.

“Please remember that during a lockdown no visitors can be admitted into the school. There are no risks to student safety at this time. We will keep you updated regarding this as more information becomes available,” the statement ended.

Footage from the scene on Route 83 north of Grass Lake Road showed several officers and police vehicles on the street as residents stood by.

Information on what prompted the police response wasn‘t immediately clear. 

Check back for more on this developing story.

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