Red Oak school in Highland Park evacuated over bomb threat for 2nd time in 2 days

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Friday, September 22, 2023
Highland Park elementary school evacuated after bomb threat
The Red Oak Elementary School was evacuated after a bomb threat.

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- For the second time in two days, a bomb threat was reported regarding a Highland Park elementary school, officials said.

North Shore School District 112 evacuated Red Oak School Elementary School Friday due to the threat, and a police presence was in the area. Residents were asked to avoid the scene.

Officials later said there was no credible threat at the school after a search was conducted using explosive detecting dogs.

On Thursday, the same school was evacuated due to a bomb threat, and students and staff were moved to Sherwood Elementary.

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Two searches were done, including one with explosive detecting dogs, but nothing was found.

The video in the player above is from an earlier report.