Police: Student in custody for making false report about gun at Joliet school

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JOLIET, Ill. — Joliet police say they have a student in custody for disorderly conduct for making a false report Wednesday morning.

Joliet Central High School was put on lockdown Wednesday morning for unconfirmed reports that a gun was in the school. Police say it was a hoax.

The lockdown was eventually lifted. This is the most recent statement issued by District 204 spokeswoman about the incident:

“This is Joliet Central High School calling with an update on the lockdown.  We are lifting the lockdown at Joliet Central High School as the report of a gun  in school was found to be unsubstantiated and was given falsely by an individual who has been identified and is now in police custody. At no time were students or staff in any danger. The school day will resume as normal. Thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. The safety and security of our students and staff is always our first priority. “

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