Police say they are investigating and school administration has removed a student from school after a threat was made toward an elementary school in Gurnee.
The Gurnee Police Department said a school resource officer on Thursday became aware of a verbal threat made by a student.
The juvenile is a student at River Trail School in Gurnee.
The police department immediately began investigating the incident in coordination with school administrators, police officials said.
The student was removed from the school the same day and remains out of school this week pending further investigation.
A search was performed and no weapon was found inside the school.
The student also does not have access to a weapon, police said.
Police said several rumors have circulated regarding the student possibly creating a list of targeted classmates.
The investigation revealed no evidence that a written list of classmates was created.
“The safety of our students and the community is of extreme importance, and we are continuing to investigate this incident,” the police department said in a statement.
The Gurnee Police Department and school district said they are working together to provide accurate information “as quickly as possible” in accordance with juvenile laws and the privacy of those involved.
“This event poses no threat to our students, school staff, and the community,” the department added.