WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake teenager accused of threatening high school students had his bond reduced Wednesday by a McHenry County judge.
Trevor A. Pilz, 19, was charged Jan. 31 with a Class 4 felony. Authorities said Pilz wrote on Facebook about shooting students at Harvard High School.
“There’s a fine line between free speech and what is criminal … he went far beyond that line,” Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Zalud said at Wednesday’s bond hearing.
Over the state’s objections, McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather agreed to reduce Pilz’s bond to $10,000. The teen would need to post $1,000 to be released from custody. As of late Wednesday afternoon he had not done so.
Police have said students were not named in the Facebook post.
– Chelsea McDougall