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Police arrest man who threatened to bomb “the school” and harm others in Huntley

Jonathan M. Franzen, 22.

A homeless man who allegedly threatened to bomb “the school” and harm people was arrested after Huntley Community School District 158 officials tipped off police regarding the threat.

Jonathan M. Franzen, 22, who has no permanent address, was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, a Class A misdemeanor.

The Huntley Police Department was notified on Friday by Huntley Community School District 158 personnel regarding a threatening social media post.

Franzen posted on Snapchat a threat to bomb “the school” and harm others, according to Huntley Deputy Police Chief Michael Klunk, who added that the post referred to Huntley.

“Investigators spent numerous hours searching locations and technology, [and] the suspect was tracked down and located in Woodstock,” the Huntley Police Department said.

The Woodstock Police Department assisted Huntley and apprehended Franzen Saturday evening.

“It appears that the suspect had no means to carry out the threat, and indicated he had no intention to carry out the act,” police said.

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Franzen, who is homeless, was unable to post 10 percent of his $1,500 bond and was transported to the McHenry County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.


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