Huntley High School student charged following alleged Snapchat threat

Message included photo of gun, threatening message

A Huntley High School student has been charged after allegedly making threats on Snapchat.

Ryan J. Sadoski, 18, of the 10500 block of Fleetwood Street, Huntley, has been charged with disorderly conduct, according to a news release from Huntley police.

Huntley police investigated a social media school threat Thursday night and have determined that there is no threat to school safety at Huntley High School.

The message was posted to Snapchat and included a photo of a gun and a threatening message.

The image was reported to the school Thursday night and an investigation began promptly and continued into the early morning hours Friday. Huntley police searched Sadoski’s home about 3 a.m. Friday, Huntley Police Department Deputy Chief Mike Klunk said.

Police removed evidence from the home and arrested the teen, Klunk said. He would not comment on whether any guns were found.

Sadoski was transported to McHenry County Corrections to await bond. There were no other persons involved in this threat, Klunk said.

Sadoski could face one to three years in prison if convicted.

A statement posted on Huntley School District 158’s website said extra police officers would be at the high school Friday.

“Based on the investigation conducted by the police, after identifying the student and visiting the residence, they have identified the source of the posting and have determined that there is no threat to school safety,” according to the statement, signed by principal Marcus Belin.

Extra police presence at the high school on Friday was planned as “a visible reassurance for students and staff.”

“We wish to thank the student who reported this image to school administrators,” Belin wrote. “Without this report, we likely would have been unaware of the incident. We encourage all members of the community to continue to partner with us in keeping our schools safe by reporting any potential threats to the school and/or police.

“All threats we are made aware of are investigated fully by both the district and police to ensure the safety of our students and staff. We will update families if any additional pertinent information comes to light.”

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