Items tagged: Centennial High School

Second Arrest Made in Centennial High School Gunfire Investigation

On Sept. 15, 2021, at approximately 1:38 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of Jefferson Middle School and Centennial High School for the report of shots fired. Both schools were placed on lockdown at police request. Upon arrival, officers located a shooting scene in a field north of Centennial High School. Thirteen (13) shell […]


One Arrest Made in Centennial High School Gunfire Investigation; Police Seek Additional Suspect

On Sept. 15, 2021, at approximately 1:38 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of Jefferson Middle School and Centennial High School for the report of shots fired. Both schools were placed on lockdown at police request. Upon arrival, officers located a shooting scene in a field north of Centennial High School. Thirteen (13) shell […]


Statement by Champaign Police

The safety of our students and community is the City’s top priority, and Champaign Police are continuing to actively investigate recent events that have involved Centennial High School, including a threatening social media post that began circulating Wednesday, September 22. Police are also aware of other rumors that are suggesting additional school threats have been […]


Police Seek Public Assistance Identifying Shooting Suspect

Champaign Police are releasing the photo of a shooting suspect believed to be involved in the Sept. 15 gunfire that occurred near Centennial High School and are requesting the public’s assistance identifying the individual. On Sept. 15, 2021, at approximately 1:38 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of Jefferson Middle School and Centennial High […]


Police Seek Public Assistance Locating Wanted Subject

On September 8, 2021, Champaign Police responded to Centennial High School following the report of a subject who reportedly displayed a firearm inside the school, prompting the school to be placed on immediate lockdown. Police are now requesting public assistance locating the subject, identified as 18-year-old Pereze Collier, of Champaign. The preliminary investigation indicates Collier, […]


Four Juveniles Arrested for Centennial Fight Involvement

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at approximately 3:26 p.m. following school dismissal, Champaign Police responded to Centennial High School for a report of a large physical altercation involving several students outside of the school. Multiple staff members received minor injuries while they worked to restore order and resolve the situation. The initial investigation has led […]


Sympathies Extended to Families and Students Impacted by Student’s Tragic Death, Central-Centennial Football Game Rescheduled to Saturday

Champaign Unit 4 School District and the City of Champaign extend their heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and classmates of David Sankey, a READY student and former Central High School student who was fatally shot the evening of August 28, 2018.  Champaign Schools, the City, and the community are coming together to console and […]


Police Investigation Reveals No Intended Threat of Harm towards Students

On Monday, November 13, 2017, Champaign Police responded to Centennial High School after being made aware that a student posted a suggestive threat on social media, allegedly aimed towards the school. Investigation into the incident revealed there was no credible threat, and that the post was intended as a joke towards other students. The following […]


Update to Dec 4, 2014 Student Protest at Centennial High School

Community Press Release Update to December 4, 2014 Student Protest at Centennial High School On Sunday, March 29, 2015, a group of public officials, students, parents, community representatives, and citizens participated in a voluntary Restorative Circle process intended to help resolve issues that arose following the December 4, 2014, incident at Centennial High School in […]


Champaign Police Continues Investigation into Protest

Public is encouraged to partner with police when planning events The Champaign Police Department is continuing its investigation into the incident that occurred at Centennial High School on December 4, 2014 at approximately 2:52 p.m., involving a student protest. A preliminary investigation determined that the student protest started in the school building and then spilled […]