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Huntley High School, police investigate threat reported through anonymous tipline

Threat was 'unsubstantiated,' according to district

Earlier this month, Huntley police suspended an investigation regarding bullets found Jan. 18 at Huntley High School. On Wednesday morning, the school was working with the Huntley Police Department to investigate a threat reported to the school through an anonymous tipline.
Earlier this month, Huntley police suspended an investigation regarding bullets found Jan. 18 at Huntley High School. On Wednesday morning, the school was working with the Huntley Police Department to investigate a threat reported to the school through an anonymous tipline.

HUNTLEY – Huntley High School worked with the Huntley Police Department on Wednesday to investigate a threat reported to the school through an anonymous tipline.

The threat was unsubstantiated, and the school was not placed on lockdown, according to a message posted on the district’s website.

Police were present at the high school throughout the day Wednesday to continue the investigation, Principal Scott Rowe said in the message.

Huntley Deputy Police Chief Michael Klunk said the threat was received about 6:30 a.m. When asked whether the threat regarded a specific student or the school as a whole, Klunk said the threat was not specific in its manner.

“We’re still working the investigation as we speak, and interviewing students about the threat,” Klunk said Wednesday afternoon.

Dan Armstrong, director of communications for Huntley School District 158, said no further details could be released about the nature of the report.

On Jan. 18, police placed the school on lockdown after finding two 9 mm bullets in a hallway. That investigation was closed earlier this month.

It’s not the first time in recent months local police and the district have had to work together.

A Marlowe Middle School student was charged with a hate crime and disorderly conduct in October after allegedly posting a threatening video on social media. Another case of racially motivated threats toward a District 158 student was investigated by Huntley police in November.

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