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Harvard High School student accused of threatening teacher with box cutter

A 16-year-old Harvard School District 50 student may face criminal charges for allegedly threatening a teacher with a box cutter, Harvard police said Wednesday.

Police responded about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to Harvard High School, 1103 N. Jefferson St., for a report of a student threatening a staff member, according to a news release from the Harvard Police Department.

Officers discovered that the student threatened a teacher with a box cutter and threatened to harm the teacher and a member of the teacher’s family. The incident was listed as an aggravated assault, but police did not disclose whether the boy had been arrested on suspicion of committing that offense.

Guy Clark, District 50 communications coordinator, said the student is being evaluated by health professionals and no disciplinary action had been taken as of Wednesday evening.

A message left for Harvard Police Chief Mark Krause was not returned on Wednesday.

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