Morton West High School lockdown – Morton West High School in Berwyn was put on soft lockdown briefly on Friday October 7, 2022 following active situation against the school, according to report. Multiple police officers are responding to the scene to put the situation under control. The school released a statement saying a weapon was recovered from a student. According to the school district, the student made no threat and the weapon was recovered without incident or injury.
The bell schedule for the remainder of the day has been adjusted due to the soft lockdown. The Berwyn Police Department is continuing to investigate the matter. “As this is a criminal investigation, the district can provide no details and will have no further public comment on the matter.”
All students and staff are safe and secure. The investigation is actively ongoing. Further details will be provided when it is available. The staff and students successfully adhered to the procedures that had been developed to guarantee their safety. Morton will continue to put student and staff safety above all J. Sterling Morton High School West is an Illinois based high school.
J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 is a school district headquartered in Cicero, Illinois, United States. The district serves the town of Cicero, the city of Berwyn and the villages of Lyons, Stickney, and Forest View. A small section of McCook also lies within the district boundaries. The school district is named after Julius Sterling Morton, Grover Cleveland’s Secretary of Agriculture during his second term.
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According to the Greenbelt police, a man in his 20s was shot to death on Friday afternoon there.
A shooting was reported to have occurred in the 5800 block of Cherrywood Lane at approximately 1:46 pm, according to the police. Officers were dispatched to the scene. Greenbelt police spokeswoman Hannah Glasgow stated that they discovered Darryl Garret McRae Jr., of Berwyn Heights, Maryland, to be deceased at the site.
The investigation is still under way. According to Glasgow, authorities do not believe that the incident was random.
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