Harding School placed on soft lockdown for 15 minutes

Superintendent says La Salle County Sheriff’s Office made request because of police activity

La Salle County Sheriff's Office

Harding Grade School was placed in a soft lockdown at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday because of police activity in the area, and at the request of the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office.

During the soft lockdown students and staff remained in classrooms, said Superintendent Rich Faivre. The soft lockdown lasted about 15 minutes when La Salle County Sheriff’s Office communicated an all clear, Faivre said.

The La Salle County Sheriff’s Office has not released information about the police activity.