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Naperville school put on lockdown due to armed burglar

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NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A west suburban school was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning while police searched for an armed burglar, but the school has now reopened.

An attempted burglary occurred at 6 a.m. in the area of Maple and Naperville roads in the Steeple Run subdivision in unincorporated Naperville, according to the DuPage County Sheriff's office.

The suspect entered a home and fled after being confronted by the homeowner, the sheriff's office said in a release.

Shortly before 7 a.m., officials at Steeple Run Elementary at 6S151 Steeple Run Drive in unincorporated Naperville were notified that an armed person was in the area and the school was locked down, Naperville Unit District 203 spokeswoman Susan Rice said.

Students on buses headed to Steeple were diverted to Kennedy Junior High School in Lisle; and parents were directed to keep children at home, Rice said.

The school was given permission to have students return at 9:45 a.m., she said.

"We have no idea if the suspect was caught," Rice said.

The identity and gender of the suspect is not known but the person had a tall, thin build and was wearing a black hoodie and mask, the sheriff's office said.

Anyone with information should call the sheriff's office at (630) 407-2400.

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