File Photo – Harvard Police Department | Photo by Alex Vucha.

Police say they arrested a 13-year-old boy who allegedly made threats towards a staff member at Harvard Junior High School in Harvard Thursday morning.

The Harvard Police Department responded around 11:30 a.m. Thursday to the Harvard Junior High School, 1301 North Garfield Road in Harvard.

Harvard Deputy Police Chief Tyson Bauman said officers responded after receiving a call that threats were made by a student toward one of the school’s staff members.

Bauman said the student relayed his threats to other students, who reported the incident to school officials.

After a joint investigation with school staff, the Harvard Police Department arrested a 13-year-old Harvard boy in connection with the allegations.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office approved a disorderly conduct charge against the boy.

He was subsequently transported to the Kane County Juvenile Detention Center, Bauman said.

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“At no point was there an immediate safety concern for students and staff members during the investigation,” Bauman added.

Police did not say what type of threat was made.