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Charges pending after Harvard High School student threatens teacher with box cutter

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Charges are pending against a 16-year-old Harvard High School student who allegedly threatened to harm a teacher with a box cutter, police said.

The Harvard Police Department responded around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to Harvard High School, 1103 North Jefferson Street, for a report of a student that threatened a staff member.

Harvard Police Chief Mark Krause said a 16-year-old male student at the school threatened to harm a teacher with a box cutter and also threatened to harm the teacher’s family.

The juvenile was released to crisis staff and charges are pending, Krause said. It is unknown what charges will be brought against the juvenile but police listed the incident as an aggravated assault.

Community Unit School District 50 Communications Coordinator Guy Clark said that the student was evaluated by health professionals. No internal discipline has been administered by the school.

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The Harvard Police Department has not released any additional information regarding the incident as of Thursday morning.


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