The lockdown at Hillsboro High School is over. Sometime before 10 AM school officials say someone found a loose bullet in the building. The school was placed on lockdown, but officials said it was only as a precaution. During the lockdown, authorities performed a search of the school, but never discovered a weapon. The lockdown was lifted after 1 PM.
A metro-east mall will reopen Friday morning after a bomb scare closed it early Thursday afternoon.
Fairview Heights Police say a little before 4:00 p.m. they received a call from someone who said they had planted several explosive devices inside St. Clair Square. Police notified mall officials and the building was quickly evacuated.
Fairview Heights police, U.S. Marshals, St. Clair County Sheriff's Deputies, Illinois State Police and bomb units from Scott Air Force Base spent about five hours searching the mall and all 144 shops using bomb sniffing dogs, but found nothing. The all clear was sounded about 8:30 Thursday night.
Police have now shifted their focus to find the person who made the bomb threat. Anyone with information is urged to call Fairview Heights Police.
The Des Peres Schnucks is issuing a recall on fresh ground beef.
The beef was sold at the store on Manchester road. Employees found a metal clip in the meat grinder. The ground beef was sold on Wednesday, January, 15, with a sell-by date of January 16, 2014.
Any customers who bought the meat before 7 p.m. Wednesday should return it to the store for a full refund or exchange. For more information, contact Schnucks Consumer Affairs at 314-994-4400.