Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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Lockdown at Illini Central

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[September 19, 2012]  MASON CITY -- At approximately 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Illini Central School was placed on lockdown. An announcement was made over the public address system for teachers to take their posts and to stay away from the windows.

Numerous fire departments and police were on the scene.

UPDATE, 3:43 p.m. -- According to Illinois State Police trooper N.L. Baker, school officials reported that there was a weapon on campus. Precautionary measures were taken and the school was put on lockdown.

There was no one hurt; all are safe. Students were being accounted for and then would be released.  Students are now going home.

The Mason County Sheriff's Department is the primary agency. Illinois State Police, SWAT and investigative teams were also called to assist.


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