What Really Happened
April 21, 2021
The rumor mills were running wild following the incident in Lena that shut the down town area down and put the school on a soft lockdown. And while the reports were released by the Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office in terms of the details that led up to the account itself, there were still several questions that needed to be answered in order to set the story straight.
To begin with, there was not a bank robbery, or attempted robbery in any way shape or form.
Confirmation from officials at the bank stated that the suspect walked in while holding a gun at his side – which caused the a...