KANKAKEE, Illinois – This morning at approximately 7:45 a.m. the City of Kankakee Police department received notification that a bomb threat was made via social media to Bishop McNamara Catholic School site at 550 West Brookmont Blvd., Kankakee, IL. 60901
School officials along with City of Kankakee police, Kankakee County Police, Kankakee Fire Department and other law enforcement agencies immediately evacuated all students from the school and grounds to neighboring facilities for their protection. Local law enforcement completed a sweep of the building and reviewed security cameras and found that the threat was not creditable and that the school was safe and secure.
At approximately 8:50 a.m., school officials in conjunction with law enforcement released students to return back to school and resume classes. Thank you to Bishop McNamara Catholic School administration and the local public safety officials for reacting quickly and in a professional manner to ensure all students and faculty are safe at all times.