A Lake County man who posted a series of threats on social media against Carmel High School in Mundelein has been arrested, the school said Thursday morning.
Carmel Catholic High School President Brad Bonham and Principal Jason Huther sent a joint email to parents reporting that an individual had been making online comments of a threatening nature towards the Carmel community.
Officers with the Mundelein Police Department were on campus Thursday morning.
“The police intervened early, spoke with the individual, and alerted us,” the statement said.
The individual continued to post comments directed at Carmel and the police took him into custody, the statement added.
Those threats, which have since been deleted but were obtained by Lake and McHenry County Scanner, involve numerous different comments posted on Facebook by a man in his 20s reportedly from Round Lake Beach.
One of them said, “Both My Hands Are Getting ItchyMight Have To Show Out Anyway Carmel Catholic Community Your MoveDon’t Drag Your Feet That Could Create A LOT Of Crying Mother’s.”
Another one of the man’s comments said that Carmel High School “is now on the clock.”
Police officers will continue to be present throughout the day on campus for student and staff safety, the school said in their statement.
The school also said that students have the option to learn remotely “if any anxieties persist through the week.”
Lake and McHenry County Scanner has reached out to the Mundelein Police Department for additional details regarding the incident.