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Huntley District 158 security aide faces battery charge

Joel Bosman
Joel Bosman

An alleged dispute between two Huntley Community School District 158 security aides resulted in a misdemeanor battery charge against one man, who police say pushed another security officer at the high school.

Joel Bosman, 43, of the 10300 block of Ashley Street in Huntley, was arrested March 6 in connection with an alleged altercation involving another Huntley High School security aide, according to police reports. It’s unclear whether Bosman has continued to work at the school while the charges against him are pending.

Huntley police were called to the high school at 6:29 p.m. March 6 for a delayed report of a battery, according to police reports. The alleged victim, a 58-year-old security officer at the high school, told police that he would file a complaint and wanted the matter investigated.

Officers arrested Bosman at Huntley High School on a single misdemeanor count of battery. Misdemeanor offenses generally result in less than one year in jail. 

Bosman was working when police arrested him, reports show. Dean of Students Thomas Kempf called Bosman to the student services area conference room, where officers told him he was under arrest. 

Police searched Bosman and transported him to the Huntley Police Department. Bosman posted $150 bail and was released. He’s due back in court April 12. 

District 158 could not be reached for comment.

Bosman’s attorney, Thomas Glasgow, called the allegations “highly suspect,” and said Bosman and the alleged victim have a “longstanding personality conflict.” 

It’s unclear what happened leading up to the altercation, which Glasgow said has no independent witnesses. Huntley Deputy Police Chief Michael Klunk declined to comment on further details while the investigation is ongoing, and said only that the altercation was an argument involving another co-worker. 

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