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

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.