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.

Dirk May 03, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Why even have kids if you're going to raise them to have no respect for Authority or Morality or their fellow students. This school IS NOT SAFE and hope that they clean this crap up before my kids hit the age to go to school. I would much rather move then send them there and worried about them getting stabbed by some gang bangin' scumbag. Don't give a crap about what the office. Have them spend a few nights in county so they get a taste of whats to come for them if they don't straighten themselves out. And while you're at it, might as well send the parents too!!
Murner Frantz May 03, 2012 at 10:29 PM
I go here
Larry Shaver May 03, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Barb Ware's comments remind me of the 10 O'clock News out of the gang-banger infested inter-city of Chicago. Every time one of these morons gets slapped down for the trash they are, they scream foul. " My kid is a good kid, wouldn't do nothen like that" all the while lying dead on the street at the hands of a peace officer who they just tried to kill! When are we going to wake up to the fact that there are bad apples in our barrel and it's time for a cleaning! Half the gang-banger in 365U don't even live in the district, they come from outside, "mostly Chicago and Mexico" and it's time to send them packing!
John Moreli May 03, 2012 at 11:13 PM
They also come from Maywood, Bellwood, Broadview and other crappy towns!
curious May 04, 2012 at 03:07 AM
How do you know this?
Barb Ware May 04, 2012 at 06:00 AM
Good luck solving the problem on a message board......idiots!!!!!! Why dont you all move if this is the best solution you have....... Maybe to Maywood, bellwood or Broadview..... as you suggest they are "CRAPPY" towns, you should feel right at home!!!!!!
Larry Shaver May 04, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Barb Ware all solutions start somewhere, calling those good people idiots who, at least, are trying to get a community dialog started shows you may be part of the problem and not the solution. I remember when all the communities listed above were great places to live then the riffraff moved in. I also remember when most of the now murderous neighborhoods of Chicago were safe to live in, until the trash moved in and drove out the good law abiding people, The good people moved to Places like Summit, Justice Bridgeview and the town listed above. Then the trash followed and they moved again, to Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Woodridge, Lisle, etc. Now there is nowhere else to move we must stand and fight for what is ours, It's time to take out the trash!
Steve May 04, 2012 at 01:53 PM
So Bolingbrook HS is the only HS in America that has had two guys fighting over a girlfriend? We should all pack up and move to where? Relax people. It was a fight and it looks like it was handled quickly. I complained loudly when there was a stabbing a couple years back, but today I give credit where it's due. And no Larry Shaver, these "good people" you speak of are not creating anything remotely close to a "community dialog". Coded racism from you and the others offers nothing but the prejudice of dummies. There's nothing in the story about race, yet here you are spouting off about it.
Proud BHS Staff member May 05, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Please read the article carefully. This “occupied vehicle” was what appeared to be intoxicated ‘adults’ who attacked students who were outside for gym class. The school responded quickly and appropriately to this outside threat. I will not deny that fights happen inside the school, but these young adults know no other way to handle their anger and we work hard to help them. Bolingbrook High School is not a dangerous place and I invite every single one of you to come visit our school and see the thousands of students who work hard despite being told by community members (such as some on this thread) that they will never amount to anything. I am thankful, as you should be as well, that this situation did not result in an injury of an innocent student who was outside for gym class.
Erin Sauder May 05, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Proud BHS Staff member--thank you for sharing that extra information. And kudos to the fast acting BHS staff and police officers.
Barb Ware May 05, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Larry Shaver....... you now get to join the idiot club as well!!!!! I doubt you or any of your friends would do more than incite a riot........ you all speak the same language!!!!! Keep the keys hidden to your own closets, I'm sure you wouldnt want your own skeletons falling out.
Larry Shaver May 06, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Steve, Race never entered into anything I said, my comments are strictly across racial lines. My only reference to any specific people is to illegal Mexicans living in our community and stealing services paid for with tax dollars. Yes, and we all know some of these illegals work and pay taxes with stolen papers, but most are paid under the table and contribute little compared to what they take. Yes, and we know the illegals don't all come from Mexico, but all over Central and South American as well as Asia and Europe. This area is a safe haven for illegals and they know it that's why they flock to the Chicago area. They are protected by bleeding heart left wing liberals.
Jennifer May 07, 2012 at 01:07 PM
When I was in High School, this kind of stuff happened. I went to a school surrounded by corn fields, and in 1990 we had a stabbing in one of our hallways. Our school didn't have 'lockdown' policies. And I never considered my school to be a bad one. The fact is, BHS is a decent school, that offers a lot to it's students. There are plenty of opportunity for the students to thrive and excel. I will have two students there next year and while it does make me nervous that they will get caught in the middle of something, I also keep an open and active dialogue with them about staying out of real trouble. I think a lot of parents check out when their kids enter high school since they become so self sufficient, but it's important to stay in touch, know who their friends are, and talk every day about what's going on in their lives at school, socially, etc. I am confident, regardless of the cumulative scores of the population of students, that my kids will get the most from their time at BHS. Every single high school I know of in the general area, has it's own set of problems so try to see the bigger picture here.
Larry Shaver May 07, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Barb Ware, Sorry you feel that way, but not sure why, guess I missed something in the translation! My closet door is always open, nothing to be ashamed of here! Jennifer, my hat is off to you, you hit the nail on the head, great comment!
Mrs Martinez May 07, 2012 at 04:34 PM
The schools has always been the same it seems tha now everything that happens it's blame to illegals. I came to Bolingbrook running from the gangs in Chicago my kids we're Young but then I found out that Bolingbrook is infested with DRUGS and the worst ones. Peoples let's worry more about this it has been kids from Bolingbrook HS that had Die on overdose and we worry about 2 guys fighting over a girl When my daugthter graduated from Brooks 2005 had lots of friends and @ least 4 are addicted to heroine and other drugs and Believe me they are not Mexican. My daughter graduated from HS on 2009 with no problems Thank God my Son Graduated in 2011 and I still have one to go but this stuff does not bother me I know who my kids are who they hanging with and what there doing. If you know your kids you shouldn't be worry of them getting stab or shot.
Mrs Martinez May 07, 2012 at 04:42 PM
And I forgot to mention Bulyin is something we also have to worry my Son was bully for 2- 3 years when we first move in to this neighborhood until he broke the silence and opend up to me and when I went to the school they Did help at Brooks and Bhs and the Bullies we're not Mexicans or Illegals you see all Races have the black sheeps tha makes everyone else look bad.
Marcus S. May 07, 2012 at 05:16 PM
My God I graduated from BHS in 2011 and am currently in college at the University of Missouri. Yes, fights, altercations, whatever happens at BHS. That is normal of every high school. The thing is it can be bad kids there causing trouble, but the school as a whole is not as horrible as you all are making it seem. IF you are about getting your education and making something out of your life, you'll make it out of BHS just fine like me and countless other kids I know. I'm know I'm only 19 but parents should only worry about their kids getting their education and getting them out of BHS. The world isn't perfect and Bolingbrook, the town, the school definitely isn't either but to me its a pretty darn good place to live
Cyn May 07, 2012 at 08:11 PM
It makes me sick to my stomach when you people blame the illegals and African Americans, how dare you people. I am more afraid of oblivious people than others who have seen the world is really like outside of your precious "Bolingbrook." I am from Chicago, and I am proud to say that all of Chicago is my home, and I have seen enough to rightfully say I am far more wise than most of you. Mrs. Martinez is right, and she is my mother, our family moved to Bolingbrook in the hopes of my siblings and I to lead a better life, the day we moved we watched a poor boy being beat up with bats by five others. Moving here was whole other kind of experience though, I mean honestly, Drew Peterson's house is a couple of blocks away from us. I have lost many friends in this town to drugs, and suicide. Some I bump into occasionally, they have lost teeth, weight, hair, and you can clearly see the bruises on their arms, you can smell the drug coming out of their pores, and the disgusting sores on their face. I had a great mother, who wouldn't dare let me become that; some parents just don't want to see, but she did. Who cares about a petty fight, they happen everyday at every high school. Don't pull the race card, because that is just pathetic, look after your own kids because you cannot blame their friends, a good parents stand their ground.
ARR67 May 09, 2012 at 03:04 AM
WOW! I read all these articles, & am super surprised by one word. That word is Scimmia. That's Italian for "Monkey", & Moreli doesn't have a problem expressing it. Why didn't you just say "Monkey"? I know why, no "Cojones". Crime is crime, & ultimately it's the parents fault for not teaching their kids right from wrong. However most of these comments come from ignorance, & bad upbringing. The "N" word was big when our parents (at least mine) were starting their lives. My friends consisted of Mexicans, Cubans, Japanese, Italians, Chinese, Filipinos, Irish, Germans, Puerto Ricans, Blacks, & some red headed kid that said he was a Mutt. That was my baseball team, & my neighborhood crew. Don't be like your parents. Be better than them.
ARR67 May 09, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Oh yeah, forgot to mention. I've lived in Bolingbrook for 35 years, & so has my crew.
Dori May 09, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Interesting reading, such emotion. I'm thinking some of your might think about running for the school board next election. As to this particular article, you are always going to have problems when you are dealing with kids this age, and hot head adults as it seems here in this article, you read about it every day, it's everywhere and hard to escape completely. I think the school staff and most of the students are doing the best they can considering they go to a "Mega" high school. I voted this down years ago, it's too many kids of this age group under one roof, things are bound to happen and they do, many the public never hears about of course. We have kids that are going to the school who are fourteen all the way to twenty one! I do think we still have a residency problem, we only have one officer working on that problem full time which is unfortunate, to me, he's worth every penny he gets. We need more, in the long run we actually would save money. So many of the "troubled/trouble-makers" cost us so many more dollars in resources, putting on a few more resident officers would be well worth it in my book. Lord knows this school district needs to save money by the looks of my recent tax bill, that increase just for Valley View alone was obscene!
John Phillips May 09, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Hello ......Please leave Broadview ......out of any mention .......Broadview probably the Greatest Town ......for anyone to enjoy their Youth.........Respect the Proud Broadviewites living and prospering in Life and also in Bolingbrook.............Thank you John Phillips ( Broadview 1952 through 1984 ) ........ Please come to a Broadview Re-union .......anytime ........The Best
John Moreli May 11, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Broadview used to be nice and has it changed! Demographics (2000)[1] White Black Hispanic Asian 21.96% 73.12% 3.93% 1.33% Islander Native Other 0.00% 0.16% 1.52%
Kristie May 11, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Now that you've made a nice racist comment John Moreli, tell us how you really feel!
Barb Ware May 11, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Kristie he is the worst kind.........I've read a few of his comments and at this point I wouldn't entertain him, this is probably the most attention he gets in his miserable life. Sad..........
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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