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No gunman found at Illinois high school after report of person with rifle

BATAVIA, Ill. — Police say no gunman was found after a report of a person with a rifle entering Batavia High School in Batavia, Illinois Monday morning, April 8,  according to WGN.

The city of Batavia tweeted just after 6:30 a.m. Monday confirming the police response at the high school.

Police said they received a call from a concerned citizen who saw someone walking into the school with what looked like a rifle. Authorities found a person fitting the caller’s description carrying a baseball bat.

“Fortunately, no gunman was found and there were no report of injuries,” said a tweet from the city of Batavia.

Police have cleared the scene and say the high school is now safe. No injuries were reported.

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