A 14-year-old is facing felony charges after he allegedly sprayed another student with a chemical spray at Harvard High School, causing the student to sustain injuries, police said.
The Harvard Police Department responded around 10:43 a.m. on October 26 to Harvard High School, 1103 North Jefferson Street.
Harvard Deputy Police Chief Tyson Bauman said officers received a call of a student who had been sprayed with a disinfectant spray.
The student suffered swelling and possible chemical burns during the incident.
Police conducted a thorough investigation and identified a 14-year-old boy, who resides in Harvard, as the suspect.
Bauman said officers arrested the 14-year-old and he was charged with one count of aggravated battery, which is a felony.
Bauman said the investigation showed that the suspect “intentionally sprayed the disinfectant” at the other juvenile, which caused injuries to their neck and chest area.
It is unclear what prompted the attack.
The 14-year-old boy was petitioned to McHenry County Court Services and transported to the Kane County Juvenile Detention Center.