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Statement on Rich South High School's lockdown from Mr. Michael McGrone


Office of the Principal

5000 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, Illinois 60471

Phone:  (708) 679-3000    Fax:  (708) 679-3168




March 15, 2018

Dear Rich South Parents and Guardians:

Under the advisement of the Richton Park Police Department, authorities placed Rich South on lockdown this morning. We were notified that was a shooting in our area where the suspect was at large. During that time, no one was allowed in or out of the building. At approximately 9:00 a.m., the Richton Park Police Department cleared the building, and lifted the lockdown. The suspect involved in the shooting was apprehended.

Alongside the authorities, the school district has taken the necessary and appropriate actions. We thank the Richton Park Police Department, as well as the staff members who assisted.

School safety is everyone's responsibility and, working together, we will continue to maintain a safe school environment. We appreciate your continued support. When you have questions or concerns, please contact us at (708) 679-3000.


Principal Michael McGrone

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