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.
“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.