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Police: Woodstock man threatened to shoot middle schooler

WOODSTOCK – An argument between middle school boys on Wednesday escalated into the arrest of the father of one of the boys, after the father threatened to shoot a boy in defense of his son, police said.

Milland P. Ray, 40, of 312 Stewart Ave., Woodstock, was charged with disorderly conduct in the incident.

Woodstock police were called to Northwood Middle School Wednesday at 12:20 p.m. for a possible domestic situation, according to a news release from the Woodstock Police Department.

When they arrived, police determined that Ray's son and another boy had been arguing earlier in the day. Ray's son had called Ray to come pick him up.

When Ray arrived, his son pointed out the child who was "giving him the problem," Police Chief Robert Lowen said.

The father then approached the boy and told him he was "going to get a gun and come back to shoot him," Lowen said.

Ray was arrested at his home Wednesday afternoon after police talked to witnesses at the school, according to the release.

Ray's charge was elevated to a felony because it occurred on school property, Lowen said.

Ray was taken to the McHenry County Jail, where he remains in custody, according to the release.

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