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Rockford teen threatens, elbows teacher during fight with student in Woodstock, police say

WOODSTOCK – Police charged a Rockford teenager after police said he threatened and elbowed a teacher during a fight with another student at a Woodstock school.

Woodstock police responded Thursday to the School of Expressive Arts and Learning, 1200 Claussen Drive, for a report of students fighting, according to a news release.

During the fight, the teen made threats to school officials and struck a teacher in the face with his elbow. Threats entailed obtaining a firearm, causing harm and targeting people at the school, police said.

The 13-year-old Rockford boy, whose name was not released because of his age, was charged with disorderly conduct, aggravated disorderly conduct/threat to a school building or person and aggravated battery to a teacher.

The boy’s guardian was contacted and cooperated with the investigation, which included a threat assessment and search of the teen’s house. The investigation showed the student wasn’t in possession of any weapons, police said.

The teen was transported to the Kane County Juvenile Detention Center in St. Charles. A detention hearing was scheduled for Friday.

The investigation is ongoing.

The School of Expressive Arts and Learning has three locations: Lombard, Romeoville and Woodstock. It offers transition and assisted programs along with a recording and sound editing program. Clinical services and therapy also are offered, according to its website.

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