Metra customers can now use the new Metra COPS app to quickly and discretely report crimes, suspicious activity and other safety or security concerns to Metra police from a train or station. The free app is available for Apple users in the App Store or Android users in Google Play.[Read More…]
Charges are pending against a man after he attempted to elude a Flossmoor police officer in the vicinity of Heather Hill School on Friday morning. The incident triggered a Code Yellow lockdown at the school for less than a half hour, Flossmoor police said in an email community alert. At[Read More…]
Student safety is important, but Homewood District 153 board members voted unanimously not to support measures to allow staff to carry firearms in schools. Although no school district would be compelled to develop programs that allow firearms on campus, Homewood’s board members wanted to share their positions with delegates of[Read More…]
Flossmoor police arrested a Homewood-Flossmoor High School student when it was discovered he brought loose bullets into the school Monday, Nov. 12. School officials notified police mid-morning that there was a suspicion that a student may have bullets. The student was identified, searched and the bullets were located, according to[Read More…]
After a social media threat of violence this past weekend and a meeting on possible student involvement in gang activity the previous weekend, the District 233 school board is holding a special meeting Tuesday, Oct. 30, to discuss security at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Because of the need to keep security[Read More…]
Administrators at Homewood-Flossmoor High School are cognizant of safety concerns and reassured community members that they are taking all steps to protect the campus. “I’m incredibly impressed … with the approach this administration has taken toward advancing the ball on security within our building,” said Steve Anderson, president of the[Read More…]
Parker Junior High School will be adding two unarmed security officers onto its staff as part of Flossmoor District 161’s plan to enhance the school’s safety. The school board Monday approved a contract for $73,008 from U.S. Security Associates. The Georgia-based company will provide the staffing of one security[Read More…]
The District 233 school board approved a major construction project that will improve security at the Homewood-Flossmoor High School South Building main entrance. The board at its May 16 meeting awarded a $410,984 contract to Cosgrove Construction of Joliet for the work to be done over the summer months.