A safety concern at the Forest Park Middle School prompted an email to parents on Feb. 7.
The email from Supt. Louis Cavallo said the following: “District 91 is acutely aware of a situation this week involving one of our students at Forest Park Middle School. The administration is actively working collaboratively with the [Forest Park Police Department] on this situation. Because this involves student discipline, we cannot comment on the specific circumstances surrounding the situation. We want you to know that the safety of our students, teachers and staff is our number one priority and we are taking measures to ensure that everyone is safe.”
Police Chief Tom Aftanas confirmed that there was an issue involving “extremely vague” threats on social media by a Forest Park Middle School student and that an officer took a report and spoke to the mother of the student involved. However, no charges were brought against the boy. According to Aftanas, the student has been suspended and a meeting between the boy’s parents, D91 and the Forest Park police will take place on Monday, Feb. 10.
Cavallo could not be reached for comment by time of publication.