Investigators have identified a subject who held a replica gun while threatening a shooting toward North Chicago High School in a social media video.
The North Chicago Police Department said they were provided information by officials from the North Chicago Community High School on Thursday in regards to a threat made by social media.
Police said a Snapchat video was received by a student of the high school.
The video was captioned “Shooting up nogo on June 3rd.”
In the video, a subject can be seen holding a gun and pointing it directly at the camera.
The North Chicago Police Department said they were looking to identify the subject in the video.
In a message to parents and staff Thursday afternoon, District 187 officials said they were working with the police department regarding the school threat.
Police were still assessing the credibility of the threat Thursday afternoon, school officials said.
In an update around 6 p.m. Thursday, police said they had identified the subject in the video.
“There does not appear to be a credible threat to the community from this incident,” North Chicago police said.
Police did not say whether the person has been charged or not.
District 187 said in an updated statement to parents that the gun in the video was not a real gun.
“There is no evidence to support a credible threat to students and staff. After numerous interviews and a search, the police determined the weapon displayed was not a real gun,” the district said.
An increased police presence is in place Friday at North Chicago schools, which remain open following the threat.
The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with more information is asked to contact North Chicago Police Detective Mueller at 847-833-0009.