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Man gives up after barricading himself in home, forcing Gurnee school lockdown

A swteam member gets ready approach standoff Raven Court Gurnee. Allegedly pershas barricaded himself his home with firearm. | Thomas

A swat team member gets ready to approach a standoff on Raven Court in Gurnee. Allegedly a person has barricaded himself in his home with a firearm. | Thomas Delany Jr.~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: October 19, 2012 11:32AM

A 33-year-old man who had barricaded himself in a north suburban home — prompting a lockdown of several schools — has given himself up.

Police offered few details but said the Zion man had barricaded inside a home in the area, but has now given himself up.

Classes at Warren Township High School’s O’Plaine Road campus were canceled for the day, and all Gurnee District 56 elementary schools were put on lockdown because of the barricade situation.

According to a statement on the Gurnee School District 56 website, the Gurnee Fire Department has given the OK to resume normal activities, and all students would be transported to their regular schools.

Buses and staff members had been diverted to Viking School at 4460 Old Grand. Warren Township High’s O’Plaine campus was also put on lockdown, but the day’s classes were later canceled. The Almond Campus ran on its normal schedule, according to the school’s website.

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