Tuesday, November 17, 2015

MENDOTA IL - A LOOSE PIT BULL INJURED A CAT SO BADLY THAT A POLICE OFFICER HAD TO SHOOT IT TO PUT IT DOWN - THE SOUND OF THE GUN CAUSED A NEARBY SCHOOL TO GO ON LOCKDOWN

Northbrook School in Mendota was on a brief lockdown just before 10 a.m. today when a staff member heard a gunshot in the neighborhood.

The gunshot occurred when Mendota police euthanized a cat severely injured by a dog in the 1600 block of Illinois Avenue, just a block south of the school.

Principal Beth Wackerlin said the lockdown went into effect immediately but lasted only a short time.

“You go into lockdown and then you get answers,” she said. “We always err on the side of caution.”

The school learned the shot was made by a police officer and lifted the lockdown after just a few minutes.

Police were first called to the area when a witness reported a PIT BULL attacked a cat. The witness described the dog and officers were looking for the animal at press time.


1 comment:

Dayna Hamilton said...

With the mauler on the loose, it's probably a good thing the school went on lockdown.