Plainfield North HS on lockdown as police search for possibly armed person

PLAINFIELD, Ill. – Plainfield North High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday due to police searching for a person who is possibly armed in the surrounding area.

The school was placed on a soft lockdown Tuesday afternoon due to directions given by the police department, the district said.

The Plainfield Police Department said on Twitter that they are looking for a person possibly in possession of a firearm. They are warning residents to stay inside.

Police in Plainfield received a tip that Lowell Ambler, may be in the area. He is a former LaSalle County sheriff’s deputy.

He is wanted for aggravated kidnapping and home invasion, and is considered armed and dangerous.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.