Authorities investigating bomb threat to Long Grove schools

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Authorities are investigating a bomb threat to two elementary schools in northwest suburban Long Grove.

At 2:19 a.m. Saturday, someone called police and said he wanted to blow up Country Meadows Elementary School and Woodlawn Elementary School, both in the 6300 block of Gilmer Road in Long Grove, according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff’s office.

He also said he wanted to blow up police departments within a 50-mile radius, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies searched the areas around both schools and did not find anything suspicious, according to the statement. The sheriff’s K9 and his partner also conducted a search for explosives and did not find anything.

The school’s administrations were both notified, as well as surrounding police departments, according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division is continuing to investigate the threat but there is not believed to be any danger to the schools.

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