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Hard Lockdown Initiatied Friday at Indian Trail Junior High School

News sources are reporting a girl was found restrained in a school bathroom.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m. Friday:

NBC News is reporting that Addison police said a girl was found restrained in a school restroom. No students were harmed and the intruder was not found, police said.

UPDATE: 1:45 p.m. Friday:

NBC News is reporting that Addison police have issued an all-clear at Indian Trail Junior High School. A briefing is expected at Addison City Hall. This is the fourth lockdown, and the first hard lockdown, at the school in the past month, according to the NBC News report.

UPDATE: 12:08 p.m. Friday:

Police dispatch information received at 11:50 a.m. suggests the lockdown may involve a suspected sexual assault. Suspect is described as a male white dressed in all black and wearing gloves.  K-9 and helicopters are searching the area.

EARLIER:

An Addison junior high school is on "hard lockdown" after an intruder reportedly entered the building. About 1,300 students are being held inside their classrooms.

Addison police are providing no information yet on what is happening at Indian Trail Junior High School, the Chicago Tribune reported at 11:30 a.m. Friday.

The school is located at 222 Kennedy Drive in Addison.

Sarah Rogers October 06, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Fourth lockdown? This was the first. Get your facts straight.
Maria Martinez October 06, 2012 at 04:33 AM
I hope the police catches this bastard that had the guts to do whatever the people says he might of done to little girl that as I understand has a disability, I hope that he gets punished for that. My daughter goes to that school and all the students are all sad for that poor girl I wish none of this would have happened. I wouldn't even know what to say to the parents of that little girl all I can think is that god may be with all them and that I hope with all my heart that the girl is fine and god bless her and her family.
Angry Papa Bird October 07, 2012 at 05:59 AM
Post 1 of 5 Imagine being a kid in a locked, dimly light class room where the window on the door is covered. Your teacher is distraught and crying, your classmates are also crying and discussing being murdered like the “Columbine” kids. Imagine watching kids use trash cans for toilets. Imagine if every time the handle of the locked door was shaken, not knowing if there was a gunman on the other side ready to kill you. Imagine feeling the fear of never seeing your family again. Imagine that you’re 12 or 13 years old, and you’re in this state of terror for the length of time it takes to watch a televised pro football game. Imagine. Many children that attend Indian Trail Jr. High school didn’t’ have to imagine this on Oct. 5th, it was their reality for about four hours, including my child’s. Our children, including the young girl that may have been victimized by a scumbag predator, are victims of an incomplete Addison School District and Addison Police Department security plan. I only say the young girl may have been a predator’s victim, because based on Superintendent John Langton’s all-call message to parents at 6pm Friday, he said “As you are aware, the police confirmed that there was no apparent breach of security in our school.” Huh? So did the child restrain herself in the bathroom? Was there an intruder or not?
Angry Papa Bird October 07, 2012 at 06:02 AM
Post 2 of 4 If there was anyone assaulting a child inside the school, there was very definitely a breach of school security and that’s not something you can spin. While the Addison School District administration and Police Department congratulate themselves for a successful lockdown, the negative psychological impact of using a lockdown instead of an effective evacuation plan will be difficult to measure. Post-Traumatic Stress at some level will likely reveal itself in the lives of those most traumatized by this event. Our current safety plan appears to be only slightly more effective than the 1950’s “Duck and Cover” A-Bomb school drills. In every crisis there is an opportunity to improve however. Our opportunity to improve is to enhance preparedness by partnering with Addison Police to convert our sitting duck lockdown strategy to an evacuation plan. An effective evacuation strategy would reduce risks of psychological and physical harm to both students and staff.
Angry Papa Bird October 07, 2012 at 06:03 AM
Post 3 of 4 The first and most immediate decision ASD4 leadership must make is move district safety initiatives listed in their 5-year plan from 2014-15 to now. Subsequently, a collaborative plan must be developed for each school in the district that provides a clearly mapped process for securing, clearing and evacuating the school in that order. Notification of parents should be a part of the process. We should never have to hear of a crisis from the media again. Ultimately, what gets focus, gets fixed. Institutional fire prevention is a perfect example of focused effort by educational and municipal leadership that should immediately be applied to student and staff safety. The facts are that based on the NFPA 2011 Structure Fires in Education Properties report, during the 5-year period between 2005 and 2009, while there was an average of 85 civilian injuries per year, there were no fire related deaths at institutions of learning. There was an average of 4510 fires reported per year during the period, so there was ample opportunity for failure.
Angry Papa Bird October 07, 2012 at 06:03 AM
In contrast, during the same 5-year period, there were 228 school related violent deaths recorded, an average of 45 per year based on the National Center for Education Statistics 2011 report. Do we really need 5 – 6 fire drills per school year and no crisis evacuation drills? We must do better. Our children and future are counting on us. Angry “Papa” Bird
Pamela Redmond October 08, 2012 at 03:58 AM
I agree with you 100%. I feel sad in letting you know that no one is listening, this includes the press. You would think the press, the parents; society in general would demand better accountability from the individuals in charge instead of lies. The security for our kids in schools is a joke. I or anyone else can walk in any Elmhurst school anytime. This problem is well known by the people in charge, but they do not care. These selfish greedy individuals only care how much money they can save so they can have a fat paycheck, they have no connection or understanding with what is happening in the trenches. These fakes are hired because of connection they have fostered with firms that do the hiring for a community. Look at the first statement that the Chief and Superintendent put out, “no student was harmed”? Lie and Lie, has anyone questioned what they are hiding. The press should be more investigative instead of helping with the cover up. Hey Karen show us your passion for this story, get the truth.
angry papa bird the 2 October 09, 2012 at 03:40 PM
i think angry papa bird is a very concerned parent
angry papa bird the 2 October 09, 2012 at 03:40 PM
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