File Photo – Mundelein High School | Credit: Mundelein High School District 120

Police say they have taken a student into custody after the student made a social media threat towards Mundelein High School.

The Mundelein Police Department said on Thursday they received calls about a potential threat to Mundelein High School.

“We have determined the threat to be a prank by a student and have that student in custody,” police officials said in a statement.

Police said that there is no threat to the school or the public and extra patrol officers will be at the school as a precaution.

In an email from District 75 and District 120 Superintendent Kevin Myers, he said the student was questioned by school administrators and police.

“The police have determined this was not a credible threat and detained the student for further questioning,” Myers said.

School activities will continue as scheduled. “We want to thank a number of our student body for bringing this to our attention and the good work by our staff and the Mundelein Police Department for handling the situation quickly and properly,” Myers said.

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He encouraged parents to speak with their children about the seriousness of threats.

“Students also need to be aware that law enforcement agencies are taking these threats very seriously and are pursuing prosecution even when such incidents are intended as pranks,” Myers said.

“Please make sure your child is aware of these consequences and that he or she understands hoaxes related to campus safety will not be tolerated,” he added.