A press release from the McHenry Police Department:
McHENRY POLICE INVESTIGATE SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT AT SCHOOL AND LOCAL BUSINESS
On Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at approximately 12:47 PM, the McHenry Police Department responded to the Montini Catholic School, 1405 N. Richmond Road, McHenry, Illinois, for the report of a bomb threat.
Officers arrived on the scene and secured the school.
At approximately 12:58 PM, the McHenry Police Department also responded to MedCor, Inc., 4805 W. Prime Parkway, McHenry, Illinois, for a similar bomb threat.
The threats were emailed to the locations and were similar to threats received by businesses and educational institutions across the nation
As a precaution, both of McHenry’s Montini schools were evacuated to allow police officers and school administration to search the buildings.
A search of both the interior and exterior of the school’s properties found no suspicious items or threats to the children and faculty.
Students were temporarily placed at Smith’s Central Garage, 3315 W. Pearl Street, McHenry, Illinois, to await being picked up by a relative.
As a precaution only, the remaining McHenry schools in District 15 and District 156 were notified of the incident and subsequently placed into a soft lockdown.
Also as a precaution, MedCor, Inc., was evacuated to allow police officers to search that business.
A search of both the interior and exterior of the property found no suspicious items or threats to the employees.
As these threats were not isolated to the City of McHenry, the McHenry Police Department will be working with its State and Federal partners to identify the source.
The police department takesany threat to its community seriously and will work hard to ensure that the responsibly party is held accountable for their actions.–