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Huntley High School, police determine reported threat posed no danger to school

Anonymous tip based on rumors, district says

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A Huntley police officer arrives Friday, Jan. 19 at Huntley High School after a student found bullets in the hallway. A threat reported Wednesday through Huntley High School's anonymous tip line has been determined as no danger to school safety.
Shaw Media file photo A Huntley police officer arrives Friday, Jan. 19 at Huntley High School after a student found bullets in the hallway. A threat reported Wednesday through Huntley High School's anonymous tip line has been determined as no danger to school safety.

HUNTLEY – The threat reported Wednesday through Huntley High School’s anonymous tip line has been determined to pose no danger to the school.

Building administration and the Huntley Police Department completed the investigation Wednesday into the unsubstantiated threat. The anonymous tip was based on rumors the tipster heard approximately two weeks ago, according to a message posted on the district’s website.

Principal Scott Rowe reminded students that it is important to immediately report troubling information to the school and police, according to the message.

Police were present at the high school throughout the day Wednesday and interviewed students.

Huntley Deputy Police Chief Michael Klunk said that 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.

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.

Students can report threats through the anonymous tip line at 847-659-4636 or Text a Tip to 866-435-7684. They also can visit www.district158.org/bullying-information, the McHelp App at http://www.mccfdn.org/mchelp and call the high school’s main phone number 847-659-6600.

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