A 16-year-old student from Woodstock North High School was arrested and charged after he allegedly threatened to bring a gun to the school ‘to cause harm’, police said.
The Woodstock Police Department said that a student overheard another student’s conversation, which included threats involving a firearm directed towards the school, according to authorities.
“After interviewing several individuals involved, it was learned that a 16 year old male student allegedly made threatening statements involving bringing a firearm to the school to cause harm,” the Woodstock Police Department said.
Detectives began investigating Thursday evening and worked throughout the night to locate the boy, who was taken into custody early Friday morning in Wonder Lake. Police later determined the boy did not have access to any guns.
The boy was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class 4 felony. He was transported to a juvenile detention center in St. Charles and will remain in custody until a detention hearing on Monday.
“The Woodstock Police Department provided a heavy presence at the Woodstock North High School during this investigation and will continue to remain vigilant at all schools located with the city limits of Woodstock,” the department added.