Lemont High School evacuated due to bomb threat

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Friday, December 2, 2016

LEMONT, Ill. (WLS) -- Lemont High School was evacuated as a precaution Friday morning, after the school received an email about a bomb threat.

Local authorities recommended evacuation to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff, school officials said. Law enforcement checked out the building to make sure it was safe and is investigating the threat. School officials said the content of the email could not be shared.

Students who usually take buses, drive home or walk home were advised to do so, officials said. Students who are usually picked up from school were transported to Central School on McCarthy Road. Parents headed to Central to pick up their kids.

The girls basketball games against Reavis High School scheduled for Friday night at Lemont were postponed, officials said.