A report of a person with a weapon that prompted the lockdown of a high school on Chicago’s South Side Wednesday was not bonafide, according to police. 

DuSable Leadership Academy, in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood, was placed on lockdown around 3:30 p.m. and police were on the scene investigating.

However, around 5 p.m., Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that the incident was “not bonafide,” adding, “No weapons found after canine search. Could have resulted from a prank call. School re-opened.”

Further details were not immediately available and school officials did not respond to request for comment.

Published 6 hours ago | Updated 5 hours ago


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