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Lake in the Hills middle school student charged with hate crime

Student posted threatening video on social media, officials say

LAKE IN THE HILLS – A student at a Lake in the Hills middle school was charged with a hate crime and disorderly conduct after posting a threatening video on social media, police said.

Lake in the Hills Deputy Chief Pat Boulden would not provide more information on the content of the video because the student is a juvenile, he said.

The student, who was charged Thursday, was not in class when he posted the video, Boulden said.

Police responded to Marlowe Middle School, 9625 Haligus Road, after a parent reported the video Oct. 19.

Huntley School District 158 became aware of the threat in the morning and Reed Road schools in Lake in the Hills were placed on soft lockdown while police investigated the claim.

Superintendent John Burkey called the message “threatening” in a message sent to parents after the soft lockdown.

Boulden said students and staff were never in any danger.

Marlowe Principal Henry Soltesz sent a message to parents Monday reminding them that if a student sees a threatening message to report it to police or the school.

“Please continue to be our partners in educating our 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,” Soltesz wrote.

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