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Bomb squad called after student said he made bombs at Lake in the Hills home

Police respond to a bomb threat in the 2900 block of Hillsboro Lane in Lake in the Hills Thursday afternoon | Photo by Alex Vucha.

No threat was found after a 15-year-old Huntley High School student said that he made bombs at his Lake in the Hills home and wanted to bring them to school, police said.

The Huntley Police Department school resource officer was notified about the threat around 12 p.m. Thursday. The student was identified and brought to the school office where they were interviewed, police said.

“The student indicated that he had made the comment, but that he did not have any intention on acting on the comment,” Huntley police said.

The student and his belongings were searched and nothing dangerous was found. Police responded to the student’s home in the 2900 block of Hillsboro Lane in Lake in the Hills.

Nearby homes were evacuated, several area streets were blocked off and residents were asked to avoid the area while the residence was searched by the Kane County Sheriff Bomb Squad.

No dangerous material was located and the scene was cleared by 4 p.m. Police said that the incident is being reviewed for further action but did not say if the student is being charged.

“Thanks to a prompt and thorough response from both departments, the safety of our schools was quickly confirmed. It was quickly determined that there was no immediate danger to our students and staff, and schools continued operations with minimal disruption,” Huntley School District 158 Superintendent Scott Rowe said.


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