Geneva schools placed on lockdown after shooting incident in Sugar Grove

Published: Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 6:23 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 5:51 a.m. CDT
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GENEVA – All Geneva schools were placed on lockdown Monday afternoon when three suspects were arrested near Fabyan Elementary School following a shooting incident in Sugar Grove.

According to the Kane County Sheriff's Office, the incident took place about 3:15 p.m. in the area of Route 30 and Route 47 in Sugar Grove. A subject inside one vehicle fired several shots from what appeared to be a BB pistol at another vehicle.

The victim then followed the offending vehicle into South Mill Creek. Deputies stopped the suspects at the intersection of South Mill Drive and Fabyan Parkway, where the suspects were taken into custody. Deputies recovered an air soft pistol that closely resembles a handgun, according to a news release.

Due to the nature of the call, all Geneva schools were placed on lockdown until the incident was resolved, according to a news release. Fabyan Elementary was the school nearest to the intersection where the arrests took place at 3:30 p.m. Students had already been dismissed and were gone for the day when the arrests took place.

School officials issued a news release late Monday, saying they were "grateful to law-enforcement personnel for their assistance in and around our schools and for their commitment to keeping our students and staff safe."

Those arrested include Hector Rubio, 18, of the 200 block of Bluegrass Parkway in Oswego; Michael Thompson, 20, of the 20 block of Oakwood Drive in Oswego; and Elle Fowler, 18, of the 3100 block of Thunderbird Court in Aurora.

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