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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.

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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.