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Naperville school briefly on lockdown due to armed suspect

Updated: December 11, 2012 11:56AM

A west suburban school was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning while police searched for an armed suspect, but has now reopened.

Shortly before 7 a.m., officials at Steeple Run Elementary at 6S151 Steeple Run Drive in unincorporated Naperville were notified that an armed person was in the area and the school was locked down, Naperville Unit District 203 spokeswoman Susan Rice said.

Students on buses headed to Steeple were diverted to Kennedy Junior High School in Lisle, Rice said.

Parents were directed to keep children at home via text, voice mail, and email through the school’s emergency messaging system, Rice said.

The school was given permission to have students return at 9:45 a.m., Rice said.

“We have no idea if the suspect was caught,” Rice said.

A spokesperson for the DuPage County Sheriff’s officer was not immediately available for comment.

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