Bolingbrook High School Goes On 'Soft Lockdown' After 2 Morning Incidents

According to Valley View spokesman Larry Randa, the soft lockdown began at 9:15 a.m. and lasted for about a half hour.

Two incidents this morning put on a "soft lockdown” as the investigated.

Bolingbrook Lt. Michael Rompa said one of the incidents involved an altercation in the school parking lot between an occupied vehicle and some students.

“Simultaneously, there was a verbal altercation between two students over a girlfriend on the inside of the school,” he said. “The school administration took preventative measures.”

According to Valley View spokesman Larry Randa, the soft lockdown began at 9:15 a.m. and lasted for about a half hour.

Rompa said the preliminary investigation reveals they were two isolated incidents.

There were no injuries or physical contact in either case, police said.

sandra baker May 17, 2012 at 01:08 PM
BHS represents the best and worst of suburban schools. I admit I was very frightened when my son attended BHS and was happier about him getiing out danger than I was about him graduating. Punitive disciplinary measures always applied in the wrong way..you apply them to meaningless tests in the classroom, but allow destructive, rampant behaviour in the halls and parking lots...I dont think the school is safe for ANYONE...sorry...
TIMIKA July 11, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Just read this story. This is to shut up all the racist comments I have read. Oh and by the way, this is an African American female. Breana Brown is no ordinary student. As she prepares for her freshman year at Illinois State University, the Bolingbrook High School graduate can look back proudly upon a 4.0 grade point average, a perfect attendance record and an impressive list of school and community activities in which she participated. “High school was so much fun,” Brown said. “But I’m looking forward to college.” In addition to her four-year perfect attendance record (“I don’t like to miss school”), the lifelong Valley View School District 365U resident can list a variety of honors on her resume as she heads to ISU, including eight semesters on the honor roll and two years as a member of the BHS National Honor Society.
LaQueefa July 11, 2012 at 10:25 PM
a 4.0 gpa from BHS is not that impressive, any monkey can get that score when the curriculum is dummed-down for the rest of the students. Her extra curricular activities are impressive as well as her attitude. I would be interested in hearing what she scored on the ACT. ISU - Meh.
Lettuce July 11, 2012 at 11:42 PM
You nauseate me, LaQueefa. Some kids work hard and get good grades and get great ACT scores. My daughter and her friends all scored in the 30's. And she has a 4.0 and it is a big deal. So talk about something you actually know. Breanna is a great kid! Of the almost 4000 kids at BHS, it's about 3% that cause all the trouble. So while attention needs to be paid to the kids that bring the school and its reputation down, we need to also know that there are some great kids - and smart kids - coming from BHS.
Ramona July 12, 2012 at 12:10 AM
That is wonderful that we have some kids scoring in the 30's on the ACT. But the average composite score on the ACT for Bolingbrook is a 19.4. You are not going to get into any decent school with an ACT score of under 22-23. The district is failing to give most of our children a proper education. :( http://schools.chicagotribune.com/school/bolingbrook-high-school_bolingbrook#acts


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