“No Validity” to Last Week’s Rumors about Violence at South High School

That’s what the Crystal Lake Police Department is reporting Monday morning:

Advisory: A message from Crystal Lake South High School’s Principal regarding the rumors that were circulated last week in an email to parents and students.

Dear Parents and Students,

We are aware of the rumors circulating about a threat of violence at South High School from last week. Administrators, along with our School Resource Officer and the Crystal Lake Police Department took immediate action to ensure the safety of our students and staff last Monday.

The police department conducted several interviews and assured us that there was no validity to these rumors and the appropriate actions were taken.

South High School gator.

Safety is our top priority, and we take all rumor of threats seriously. If any valid threat is made, we will work with the CL Police Department to increase security at our building.

If you have questions or concerns please contact principal Scott Shepard at 815-455-3860 Ext 3210, Joe Cole, Vice Principal at (815) 455-3860 Ext 3213 or our Dean of Students Sean Levitt or Sean Scotty at (815) 455-3860 ext 3211 or 3212.

Thank you,
Scott Shepard, Principal
Crystal Lake South


“No Validity” to Last Week’s Rumors about Violence at South High School — 2 Comments

  1. Crystal Lake High School District 155 no longer reports to the “Student Incident Reporting System” maintained by the Illinois State Board of Education.

    So parents have no way of understanding the current drug and violence trends at the high schools in the district.

    ISBE’s Excel spreadsheet response to FOIA Request 13-019 on the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) “FOIA Request Archive” section of its website, dated 7/17/2012, by Diane Rado of the Chicago Tribune, sheds some light on what has transpired in the past.


    What would be the purpose of not disclosing drug and violence information to parents?

  2. No validity to the rumors that some of the child-pupil-pawns of South HS actually learned anything last week, in spite of the ‘teachers.’

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