Soft lockdown lifted at Willowbrook High School after empty magazine found, school officials say

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Friday, March 10, 2023
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VILLA PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- A west suburban high school was locked down on Friday morning after part of a weapon was found, school officials said.

Willowbrook High School in Villa Park entered a soft lockdown as a precaution after an empty magazine was located, school officials said. Administrators said they immediately contacted police.

The lockdown has since been lifted, officials said.

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No weapon or ammunition has been found on campus, and all students and staff are safe, school officials said.

"At District 88 and Willowbrook High School, the safety and well-being of students and staff is our No. 1 priority," the school said in a statement.