Cops continue probe of NVHS bomb threat
By Bill Bird firstname.lastname@example.org February 14, 2014 3:08PM
Updated: February 15, 2014 7:51PM
Naperville police are continuing their investigation into a bomb threat made late Thursday morning at Neuqua Valley High School on the city’s far south side.
“It’s still under investigation at this point,” police Sgt. Bill Davis said Friday of the hoax that disrupted classes for just over 90 minutes for some students and faculty members at the school, at 2360 95th St.
Part of the school was placed on “soft lockdown” around 11:30 a.m., after the threat was discovered written on the wall of a restroom. An unknown number of classrooms were affected by the emergency, with dozens of students and their teachers relocated to the school’s auditorium.
Police K-9 units were sent to the campus to search for explosives and other contraband. The last police car left the area about 2 p.m., Davis said.
Davis would not discuss the content of the threat. He also said he did not know which restroom it was found in or the number of classes that were disrupted because of it.
Janet Buglio, executive director of communication services for Indian Prairie School District 204, would not disclose such details as the location of the restroom in question or the number of students, teachers and others affected by the situation.
“As you know, we are unable to comment on an ongoing police investigation,” Buglio said Friday in an email.
“Parents were notified that the Naperville police lifted the soft lockdown with a phone call from the school at approximately 1:10 p.m. (Thursday),” Buglio said. “The school day returned to normal at that time.”