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ETHS issued the following communication today, April 19″

“In an effort to respond to rumors and speculation regarding the 4-16-12 incident, Evanston Township High School and the Evanston Police Department would like to clarify a few aspects of the Evanston Police Department’s press release issued on 4-17-12 (http://www.eths.k12.il.us/community_notice_incident_that_occurred_at_eths41712/?Archive=y).

Although the district cannot provide specific information regarding the students involved or any ongoing police investigation, we can confirm that the incident in the stairwell was not a random act. … Additionally, no weapons were involved, and at no time was there a threat to the safety of any other students or staff members.

The school district will continue to cooperate fully with the Evanston Police during its investigation and will take any appropriate disciplinary action as warranted by district policies.

In the meantime, please be assured that protecting the welfare of all students and providing a safe, secure learning environment is our first priority.”