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.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.