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Police continue search for source of bullets found at Huntley High School

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Huntley police and Illinois State Police vehicles are parked Jan. 19 at the main entrance to Huntley High School after a student found bullets in a hallway. Deputy Police Chief Michael Klunk said police are talking to students and reviewing security video footage to determine where the bullets came from.[]

HUNTLEY – Huntley police and school officials still are reviewing video surveillance and conducting interviews to uncover the source of bullets found Jan. 18 in a hallway at Huntley High School – a discovery that forced authorities to place the school on lockdown.

“I have no update on the source of the bullets,” Deputy Chief Michael Klunk said Thursday in an email to the Northwest Herald. “The school and police are finishing up on video surveillance and interviews.”

Klunk said via email earlier in the week that no arrests had been made in connection with the incident. He and other Huntley Police Department officials could not be reached by phone Friday for information.

Officials put the school, 13719 Harmony Road, on lockdown after a student found two 9 mm bullets in the hallway outside the College and Careers office.

Police completed an initial room-by-room search with K-9 units that afternoon. No additional bullets or causes for concern were discovered during the search, authorities said.

Leggee Elementary School, located northwest of the high school, also was put on soft lock-down as a precaution, said Dan Armstrong, director of communications for Huntley School District 158.

It’s not the first time in recent months local police and the district have had to work together.

A Marlowe Middle School student was charged with a hate crime and disorderly conduct in October after posting a threatening video on social media.

Another case of racially motivated threats toward a District 158 student was investigated by Huntley police in November.