IRVING PARK — Carl Schurz High School was briefly placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after someone reported a person with a gun on the campus, police said.
The lockdown began about 11:50 a.m. at the school, 3601 N. Milwaukee Ave., after a fight in a hallway, police spokeswoman Karie James said. The lockdown was lifted by 12:30 p.m.
Police said no weapon was found in the building and no injuries were reported.
An employee at the school, who did not want to give his name, spoke to Block Club after the lockdown was lifted and said no one was hurt in the incident.
“It’s a rarity that anything [like this] happens at the school,” he said.
He would not say whether the person with a gun was a student but said it would be very unusual for a Schurz student to bring a gun to school.
“Students usually don’t cross that line” he said.
Immediately after the lockdown, about 50 students were outside the school, some crying. Many students remained on campus hours later Wednesday afternoon, talking in the courtyard after dismissal.
One student told Block Club a person with a gun was inside the school and teachers told him to get out of the building. A SWAT team was seen entering the building but no gun was recovered, according to police.
Further details were not immediately available.
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