Minooka Community High School Central Campus Experiences Bathroom Fire

Joint Release from MCHS and Minooka Police Department:


Last updated 11/20/2019 at 5:44pm

At 9:57 AM on November 19, 2019, a multi-agency response was initiated for a

bathroom fire incident and MCHS would like to thank all the first responders: Minooka Police

Department, Channahon Police Department, Shorewood Police Department, Minooka Fire

Protection District, Troy Fire Protection District, Grundy County Emergency Management

Agency, Channahon Fire Protection District, Grundy County Sheriff's Department, and Illinois

State Police.

After yesterday's MCHS Central Campus bathroom fire incident, MFPD and MPD began an

investigation into the development of the fire. The investigation has led to two students being

charged and transported to River Valley Juvenile Detention Center and referred to Grundy

County Juvenile Probation. MCHS students and staff are safe and no further threat has been

reported. Minooka Police Department performed a swift investigation and has assured a

peaceful return to regularly scheduled days of learning.

Minooka Community High School remains committed to a safe learning environment for all

students and staff safety. When a situation such as this arises, MCHS District #111 uses it to

reiterate the safety and security of students and staff are top priorities for our district. As

partners in education, we encourage parents to not only immediately share information with us

should they become aware of this type of situation, but that they also encourage their children to

do the same. By working together, we can maintain our focus on providing all students with an

exceptional educational experience every day. Our Building Administration and members of

Student Services are available should you or your child have questions or concerns.

Should you have any questions for the Minooka Police Department please contact:


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