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Riverside Police Department
Friday November 21st, 2014 :: 04:38 p.m. CST


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Community Notification –

On Friday November 21, 2014 at 7:30 a.m., the Riverside Police Department received notification of a possible weapons offense on school grounds at Saint Mary’s Catholic Grade School. The police were notified that there may have been a student who brought a handgun to school on Thursday and displayed it to other students. Our initial investigation shows that this is not factual and the handgun was not real but a toy. The police have the toy gun in their possession and we are currently investigating this case to see exactly what the circumstances were surrounding it.

I can state that at no time were the students or staff at Saint Mary in any immediate danger.

Once again, I would like to reiterate that the weapon that was brought to the school on Thursday was a toy and was never openly displayed to other students as the child kept it in his backpack at all times.

Riverside Police Department
31 Riverside Road
Riverside, IL 60546

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 708-447-2127

Thomas Weitzel

97 Herrick Road
Riverside, IL 60546

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