UPDATE: After we posted this, sources said there was no shooting. But a student pulled a gun on someone and was arrested.   And that the school and local PD are downplaying the incident. 

Pretty sad when the local police lack transparency and can’t even provide simple information on an incident.  How hard is it to say “Yes, there was an incident that involved a student pulling a gun on someone and was arrested. But we can’t say anything else on it”   

But instead they still choose to not release information and denied our FOIA request.


We were told there was numerous police and emergency personnel at the Hononegah High School at 307 Salem in Rockton  on February 6th at 3:35 pm.  Sources said there was a shooting incident. 

Original tip said” There were numerous emergency personnel working a shooting scene at the Hononegah High School on February 6th 2020 at just after 3:30 pm

As you can see from the call logs, there was a confirmed weapons violation

We filed a Freedom of Information Act request on it, to confirm or deny the tip information.

And the Rockton Police DENIED
the Freedom Of information Act request. 

  • Sources said there was a shooting incident at Hononegah High School on February 6th 2020 at 3:35 pm
  • We filed a Freedom Of Information Act request, to confirm or deny the tips.
  • Original tip said there were numerous emergency personnel working a shooting scene at the Hononegah High School.
  • Rockton Police DENIED the FOIA request


My opinion:  I think it is sad that the local police are not transparent on information that should be public. Police encrypted and DENY FOIA requests all the time, and yet they claim to be transparent.  How is encrypting and DENYING FOIA requests, transparent?   Doesn’t the public have the right to know what is going on in their communities.  Now we have to rely on information from the very same people who encrypt and deny.  How is that even safe for the community???   How can someone be accurate on reporting proper information, when the police lack transparency???  That is EXACTLY WHY mis-information is spread…  Not on purpose, but the lack of transparency with the local police departments


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Disclaimer: As you know the local police have encrypted, have not released any information, etc…
They rarely ever do release information to the public, since encrypting. So do not expect any updates.

The information that is posted was provided to us via various sources. So we can not guarantee the accuracy of this article.

We can only provide you the information that IS provided to us. If police and/or officials do release information, we will try to update this.
If you know of any corrections or errors, please contact us.

This is for entertainment purposes only. 

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Rickie

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