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Illinois State Police investigating incident at Maple Grove school

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UPDATED 4:50 p.m. FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019

MASSAC CO. -- Investigators are trying to figure out what injured a school district employee outside Maple Grove Elementary School. 

Authorities were called to the school just before 1:30 p.m. Friday. 

A school official told News 3 an employee was hit by a bullet, but Illinois State Police are not confirming that. 

The employee had minor injuries and was treated at the scene. No one else was injured, and all students were accounted for. 

"The Massac County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a code red situation, which is an active shooter situation, at the Joppa Maple Grove School. As deputies and troopers arrived, they made entry into the school and determined it was not an active shooter situation. The incident was solely outside the school building," explained Captain Michael Alvey, Illinois State Police District 22 Commander. 

Although the high school is not located on the same property, it also went on lock down Friday afternoon as a precaution.


MASSAC CO. -- Illinois State Police are investigating an incident at Maple Grove Elementary School. 

The Massac County Sheriff's Office says there is no active shooter and all students are safe. 

Illinois State Police say they are investigating "an incident that occurred outside of the school" that injured a district employee. 

Joshua Stafford, superintendent for Vienna schools, posted a message to Facebook Friday afternoon about an "emergency event" at the school. "We have verified that all Vienna Auto Body students at Joppa are safe," he said. 

Students were released to parents in the parking lot of a nearby electric company. 


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