Students return to Chicago Bulls College Prep after fake threat

Chicago Bulls College Prep was evacuated after someone phoned in a threat Monday morning, according to officials.

Chicago police said the threat was telephoned in around 8 a.m. at the school located at 2040 W. Adams St. on the Near West Side.

Around 10:30 a.m., the incident concluded and police said the threat was not bona fide.


Chicago Bulls College Prep is a charter high school with an enrollment of about 1,000 students.

The school released the following statement:

"The health and safety of our students, staff, and families is our highest priority. This morning, the main office received a phone call about a potential threat to the school. We promptly called the Chicago Police Department and, with their support, made the decision to evacuate the building. Per our evacuation protocols, Malcolm X College is our safety site. We are grateful for our valued partnership with Malcolm X College which contributed to our safe and orderly evacuation this morning.

After a swift and thorough process, the Chicago Police Department determined there was no immediate threat, and we began bringing students and staff back into the building safely. We have been in communication with parents and families and will continue to provide updates. We are currently working with CPD and Chicago Public Schools to determine who made the threat."