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Huntley teen charged with hate crime after making racially charged Xbox Live statements, police say

HUNTLEY – A Huntley teenager faces hate crime charges after making racially charged comments on Xbox Live, police said Tuesday.

Police arrested a 13-year-old Huntley resident, who remained at the Kane County Juvenile Detention Center on Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from Huntley police.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office approved a series of charges after Huntley and Lake in the Hills police early last week investigated claims that a Marlowe Middle School student received racially motivated threats made on Xbox Live, police said.

Xbox Live is an online gaming platform, where players can talk to each other through microphones or messaging systems.

The teen is charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing a peace officer, harassment by electronic communication and committing a hate crime, police said.

Police didn’t provide further details about the situation or the charges, because the case is ongoing and involves minors, according to the release.

Representatives from the Huntley Police Department were not available to comment.

The 13-year-old charged in connection with this threat is not the same person who was charged with a hate crime after posting a threatening video on social media in October, police said.

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