A mother of a student was arrested after prosecutors say she threatened to shoot a teacher and shoot up a middle school in Waukegan.
Ronesha M. Rogers, 33, of Waukegan, was charged with threat to school building, a Class 4 felony.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Emma Smoler said the Waukegan Police Department responded on January 30 to John R. Lewis Middle School, 600 South Lewis Avenue.
Rogers’ child, who attends the school, was involved in a verbal altercation with a staff member earlier that day.
Smoler said that Rogers was called to the scene to pick up the child but became angry and upset when she arrived.
Rogers demanded to be let into the school and made threats to staff members once inside the building, Smoler said.
Rogers allegedly said she was going to shoot a teacher and that she was going to shoot up the school.
Smoler said that Rogers mentioned having a concealed carry license and a gun in her car.
Both staff members involved were very alarmed and disturbed, Smoler added.
A public defender representing Rogers said in court that the woman has no violence in her history and she was upset about the situation with her child.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Rogers held on a $200,000 bond.
Rogers remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $20,000 cash in order to be released.
A status of preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday.