• June 7, 2023 - Director of Safety and Security Recommended Approval

  • Suspicious Activity Reporting and the Confidential Reporting Tool

    Safety is a top priority for Districts 67 and 115.  The school-specific Incident Reporting Forms/Confidential Reporting Tool (CRT) (located on the school website homepages) are an internal notification system designed to alert school officials about potential threats at District 67 and District 115 schools. The Incident Reporting Forms/CRT empower students to become active stakeholders in the safety, security and well-being of our schools.

    The Incident Reporting Forms/Confidential Reporting Tool (CRT) can be used to report any of the following situations:

    • School violence or threats
    • Weapons
    • Bullying and harassment
    • Drug activity
    • Other issues affecting students

    When a report is received, a school administrator will evaluate the concern and take action to address the issue. Students are not required to provide their names in order to make a report. Submissions are only monitored during normal school hours. In the event of an emergency after hours, or away from campus, students should contact local authorities. 

    To discuss a situation directly with a school administrator, please call your school office.

    • Cherokee - (847) 234-3805
    • Everett - (847) 234-5713
    • Sheridan - (847) 234-1160
    • DPM-East - (847) 615-4470
    • DPM-West - (847) 604-7400
    • Lake Forest High School - (847) 234-3600

    We also encourage anyone with knowledge of (or concern about) possible misconduct, past or present, to email HumanResources@lfschools.net or contact local law enforcement. The Text-for-Help crisis hotline is also available at 844-823-5323 (community code: LAKECO).

    LFHS Confidential Reporting Tool (CRT) Link:

    Confidential Reporting Tool Link

    D67 Incident Reporting Form Links:


    As stakeholders, our parents, guardians, and families play a significant role in school safety and security. Please have regular conversations with your children about the importance of notifying school officials when they see or hear any suspicious activity involving any of our schools. It is equally important to discuss the consequences of making/implying threats, in person, or on social media.This dialogue can help our students understand the negative impact that this type of behavior can have on our schools, as well as on their friends and their future.

    Additionally, parents, guardians, and families are encouraged to contact your principal, school counselor, or LFHS Educational Services if they believe their child can benefit from counseling or any other support. For more information at LFHS, please call (847) 582-7317.

    Please note: The Confidential Reporting Tool is not a replacement for Text For Help” The CRT is an in-house program monitored and managed by LFHS Administrators. Students interested in contacting a Licensed Clinical Social Worker should continue to use the “Text For Help” App.

    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish. 800-273-8255 | Website
    • Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741 to reach a volunteer Crisis Counselor.
    • Text For Help – 24/7 anonymous support for students who need help for themselves or a friend. 1-844-823-5323 to connect with a trained counselor.

    Supporting Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Students

    To create a safe learning environment, schools must care for the “whole child.” LFHS is committed to the social and emotional well-being of our students. This is accomplished by providing timely and compassionate interventions for students who struggle socially or emotionally. By establishing a responsive school culture, with varied resources and strong support systems, LFHS ensures the healthy growth and development of our students. This translates to improved academic outcomes and increased safety and security.

    If an emergency incident occurs, a Crisis Response Team will be activated at the school to help students and staff cope with its emotional impact.

  • Shared Service Director of Safety


    Charles "Chuck" Walsh

    Director of Safety and Security
    Districts 67 and 115


    Community Partnerships

    District 115 maintains active partnership and cooperation with local organizations through the LFHS Safety Committee—a group of District leaders, staff members, local law enforcement and safety personnel—who meet quarterly and have been instrumental in building community partnerships that ensure a safe school.

    Lake Forest Police Department (LFPD) and School Resource Officers (SROs)

    Districts 67 and 115 each employ one full-time SRO to increase security and serve as a law enforcement liaison for the schools. The SROs undergo specialized training related to juvenile justice and are certified to work with youth. The SROs operate under the SRO Triad Model endorsed by the National School Resource Officers Association (NASRO). By serving as a mentor/informal counselor, educator, and law enforcement officer, the SRO is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of the school communities by maintaining order on the school campuses, reducing the fear of crime within the schools, enforcing the law, aiding in the creation and implementation of effective emergency plans, bridging the gap between youth and law enforcement, and creating positive impressions that transcend the school environment. These officers also help troubled youth change behaviors that might otherwise lead to involvement with the criminal justice system.

    District 115 SRO

    Officer Long

    Det. Mark Long
    LFHS East Campus, LFHS West Campus

    District 67 SRO


    Det. Misa Maj
    Deer Path Middle School, Cherokee Elementary School, Everett Elementary School, and Sheridan Elementary School

    Lake Forest Fire Department

    The Lake Forest Fire Department regularly reviews and participates in our fire and severe weather drills.