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Huntley middle school student posts 'threatening' video on social media

Reed Road schools placed on soft lockdown

HUNTLEY – Police are investigating a threat that a Marlowe Middle School student posted on social media.

The threat, which Huntley School District 158 became aware of Thursday morning, caused some schools in the district to temporarily be placed on soft lockdown.

District 158 Superintendent John Burkey sent a message to district parents Thursday morning that provided some information about the lockdown.

“We became aware this morning of a threatening video message posted to social media by a Marlowe student,” Burkey said in the message. “The identity of the student responsible for the video is known, and the student is currently with law enforcement.”

The student in question was never on campus Thursday, but Reed Road schools in Lake in the Hills temporarily were placed on soft lockdown while Lake in the Hills police investigated the claim, according to the superintendent’s message.

The lockdown was lifted Thursday afternoon.

The district continues to work with police in the active investigation.

“Please continue to be our partners in educating your students about the seriousness of this kind of behavior and the serious consequences that any student who creates or shares messages of this kind will face,” Burkey said. “If you or your student becomes aware of a threatening message, please report it to the school or police.”

Neither District 158 nor Lake in the Hills police returned calls seeking information about the nature of the threat Thursday.

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