AURORA – On Thursday, Aurora police said they were called to all three locations of Aurora libraries around 11:17 a.m. due to repeated threats. Police said they evacuated all three libraries as a precaution, and that none of the threats were substantiated. The all clear was given around 12:01 p.m.
Indian Prairie School District 204 released a statement shortly after saying that the “Eola Community Center was the target of a hoax call indicating an active shooter and/or bomb threat.”
“As a precautionary measure, Waubonsie Valley High School, Fischer Middle School, McCarty Elementary, and Steck Elementary were placed on a secure building and teach,” said the district.
The district asked parents to continue the practice of not sharing false information on social media. “If an incident occurs in your child’s school, we will make you aware of the details as soon as possible. Currently no other hoax calls have been attributed to District 204 schools. We appreciate the prompt work of the Aurora Police Department to ensure our schools remain safe.”
Police say that while the “incident appears to be a hoax, the investigation into the threats remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Aurora Police’s Investigations Division at (630) 256-5500. You can also call the Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000 or visit www.p3tips.com/135 to report information regarding the incident anonymously.”
Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards up to $5,000 and anonymity to people who furnish information leading to the arrest of felony crime offenders and the capture of felony fugitives.”