The Evanston Police Department and Evanston/Skokie School District 65 are close to completing their respective investigations into three ties found in a tree between Haven Middle School and Kingsley Elementary School on May 13, Superintendent Devon Horton said at the school board meeting. of District 65 on Monday, June 13th.
“The EPD is still investigating, so we’re waiting for them to finalize their investigation so we can finalize ours,” Horton said. “And right now, they’re close to wrapping up, and that’s the only information I can share.”
In the month since the incident occurred, both the Evanston Police Department and the school district have yet to provide new information or details to the public about their investigations into the ties. Evanston Police previously denied a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Roundtable for the police report on the ties, citing as a basis for the denial that the records involved young people.
In a Tuesday email to RoundTable, Evanston Police Commander Ryan Glew echoed Horton’s statement that police are nearing completion of their investigation into the incident.
“I predict we’re coming to a conclusion, but I don’t have a time frame,” said Glew. “The district has cooperated.”