Lockdown lifted at 4 Bensenville schools when man surrenders after standoff


Four Bensenville District 2 schools in were on lockdown Tuesday afternoon while police surrounded a nearby home where shots had been fired.

No injuries were reported.

Police responded to a home in the 200-block of South Mason Street about 10:30 a.m. after receiving a call of shots fired, said Bensenville Village Manager Michael Cassady. Officers from Bensenville and the DuPage County Sheriff's police, as well as a SWAT team from the county, surrounded the home, Cassady said.

About 2:30 p.m., police used tear gas to get the man to surrender peacefully, Cassady said. Officers led him out of the home and brought him to an ambulance to be evaluated.

While this was on-going, Tioga School, 212 W. Memorial Rod, was on full lockdown. Three other schools were on soft lockdown: Chippewa School, 322 S. York Road; Blackhawk Middle School, 250 S. Church Road; and W.A. Johnson Elementary School, 252 Ridgewood Ave.

The lockdown was lifted shortly afterward, Bensenville Elementary School District 2 spokeswoman Terry Ryan said.

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