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Police investigating school shooting threat towards North Chicago High School

Screenshots of threatening messages sent via Snapchat Wednesday evening | Photo provided by Kristy Marie.

North Chicago police are investigating after a shooting threat was sent on Snapchat Wednesday evening with several messages, including “Everybody is going to die” and “I must get revenge.”

The parent of a North Chicago Community High School student said that her son had received a picture with threatening messages.

“I’m going to shoot Nogo high school up February 20, 2020. This is because of the constant bullying from the freshman class. Don’t expect to live. Don’t come if you want to live. Everybody is going to die. Thursday I am shooting up the school. Sorry,” the caption read.

The student’s parent said that her child received a follower request on Snapchat earlier in the day Wednesday from an account named “Random Shooter,” who then sent the threatening image Wednesday evening.

In follow-up messages, the user “Random Shooter” said, “I don’t want the people I am friends with to come to school. Don’t post it, some people deserve to die.”

“I am going to kill at 3rd period. I am sorry. I can’t take it anymore. I must get revenge,” the message said.

The North Chicago Police Department said they are aware of the alarming social media posts. “We are currently working with community resources to enact proactive safety measures,” police officials said.

School officials said that there will be additional police presence at the school Thursday and increased security measures will be put in place.


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