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Neuqua lockdown after bomb threat

<p>By&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_513942551">12:45 pm</span>, two patrol cars idling near the school's main entry were&nbsp;the only exterior sign of anything being amiss. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Susan Frick Carlman/For Sun-Times Media</p>
<p>Neuqua Valley students in the auditorium. The school went into a soft lockdown after a bomb threat was found in a restroom. &nbsp;| &nbsp;@SGrabowski97/submitted</p>
<p>Neuqua Valley students in the auditorium during the soft lockdown. &nbsp;| &nbsp;@MattGronenthal/submitted</p>

Naperville police are continuing to investigate an apparent bomb threat made at Neuqua Valley High School on Thursday.

A portion of Neuqua Valley High School on Naperville’s far south side was placed on “soft lockdown” for a time Thursday, after an apparent bomb threat was found scrawled on the wall of a student restroom.

Naperville police Sgt. Bill Davis confirmed part of the school at 2360 95th St. was evacuated just after 11:30 a.m., after the threatening message was discovered by school officials.

Davis did not immediately know know such particulars as the content of the threat, the restroom in which it was discovered, the portion of the school that had been evacuated or the number of students and faculty members affected by the emergency.

He said police K-9 units were sent to the campus to search for explosives and other potential dangers.

Janet Buglio, executive director of communication services for Indian Prairie School District 204, confirmed early Thursday afternoon in an email that police placed the school “on a soft lockdown while (investigating) a situation.”

“All of our students are safe,” Buglio said.

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