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Homewood-Flossmoor High School officials Thursday determined that there was no credibility to a reported threat that someone was going to “shoot up the school.”

Principal Ryan Pitcock sent a phone message to parents at 4:50 p.m. Thursday assuring them that there was no danger in sending their children to H-F on Friday. School officials, after talking to students and checking surveillance cameras, were unable to find the source of the threat and found no credibility to a report that a violent situation was going to happen, Pitcock said.

H-F officials also sent out emails to parents reporting on their investigation into the threat.

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At about 1 p.m. Thursday, a student reported the threat to school officials, Pitcock said. At 2:50 p.m., Pitcock received a call from a parent who was concerned about the safety of students on Friday.

“Our principal, assistant principals and deans were all involved in the investigation, and we have no reason to suspect any threat or concern for students going forward,” the email states.

 “Inevitably, sending your child to school is your choice as the parent/guardian, but we would like to reiterate that at this time that there is no substantiated threat for Friday, April 29. The safety and welfare of our students is our top concern.”

H-F officials will continue to monitor the situation and keep parents and community members updated in case there is further information on the alleged threat, the email states.  

Persons with additional questions or concerns can contact Pitcock at 708-335-5540, or Superintendent Von Mansfield at 708-335-5500.

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