A student has been charged with felonies after police say they made “racially-motivated messages” on social media and shared them with other students of Huntley High School.
The Huntley Police Department school resource officer and Huntley High School administration first received reports last week of the messages.
The racially-motivated messages were from a single student and they had been shared through social media with other students, according to Huntley Deputy Police Chief Linda Hooten.
An investigation revealed that the posts were originally sent earlier in the year and were recirculated last week among students.
The Huntley Police Department has been in contact with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office regarding charges as the investigation has been ongoing.
Multiple felony charges have been approved for the juvenile, who will be petitioned into juvenile court, Hooten said.
“Further information will not be released due to the age of those involved, per Illinois State Statute regarding the confidentiality of juvenile law enforcement records,” Hooten said.
The Huntley Police Department said they take the matters seriously and “those participating in such conduct will be held accountable.”
“We will continue to work closely with school officials on issues that impact the safety of all students and staff within the Village of Huntley,” Hooten said.