Well, Highland Park High School students had to evacuate just before 3 p.m. today because of yet another suspicious note found on campus (see the post below this one for context).
We got word from photographer Chris McGathey and sports editor Chuck Cox, who were just there in person; Chuck tells me the new note was in the boys' bathroom, and that district officials said it wasn’t more alarming than yesterday’s — everyone is just erring on the side of caution. School should be in session as usual tomorrow, but a helicopter is still circling above campus in the meantime.
Here's the notice HPISD parents saw this afternoon:
Highland Park High School will dismiss at 2:40 today. The decision was made after another suspicious note was discovered today on campus.
We are working with police, and while we do not believe there is an imminent threat, we are dismissing early today out of caution. We ask that parents who pick up their children meet them at the usual location.
We will continue to monitor the campus closely, and we encourage parents to talk to their children about how seriously any threats, written or otherwise, are taken on campus.
We will continue to keep you informed.