Nov 30, 2022
- About CCSD21
Community Consolidated School District 21 serves nearly 7,000 students in 13 schools across 6 communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Hawthorne Early Childhood School serves early childhood students. Morning classes are from 9 AM until 11:15 AM, and afternoon classes are from 1 until 3:30 PM. On Friday afternoons, students are not in attendance.
At approximately noon, Holmes Middle School administration responded to a report of a weapon in the school. The Wheeling Police Department was dispatched and arrived on the scene. School administration followed the District protocol and placed the school on lockdown while the police determine whether the weapon is an airsoft gun.
Students are safe. The District will continue to update parents via ParentSquare.
The safety of our students is the District’s first priority. Support staff are on hand to provide support and assistance as needed.