Crime & Courts

Teen charged with making threats against Northwood Middle School in Woodstock

Student accused of making violent threats at a bus stop near Wonder Lake

WOODSTOCK – Police arrested a 13-year-old student Monday in connection with a threat made last month against Northwood Middle School in Woodstock.

The teenager, whose name has not been released, faces felony charges of disorderly conduct, according to a news release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.

Police received reports Feb. 22 that a 13-year-old student made violent threats toward other students and the middle school while at a bus stop near Wonder Lake.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office investigated the situation and arrested the student, who is being held at the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center.

The student has not returned to school since the investigation began, according to a news release from Woodstock School District 200.

When the student returns to school, the disciplinary matter will reopen. If found in violation of school policy, a recommendation, including suspension or expulsion, will be made and presented to the board for action, according to the release.

McHenry County schools have investigated at least three other threats this year alone.

Another District 200 student at Woodstock North High School was arrested in February after the student allegedly sent a threatening message and picture of a gun to a classmate via social media.

Additionally, an 18-year-old Cary-Grove High School student was charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct after allegedly posting a social media threat directed at the school earlier in the week. Police also investigated an unfounded threat reported through Huntley High School’s anonymous tipline Feb. 14.

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