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A woman, who is a former student, was arrested and released from custody after she admitted to police that she threatened to shoot up Richmond-Burton High School.

Kaitlynn Hare, 19, of Richmond, was charged with disorderly conduct threatening a school, a Class 4 felony.

A police report obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request said the Richmond Police Department responded on February 21 to Richmond Burton Community High School, 8311 Route 31, for a report of threats made against the school by two subjects.

Officers met with a male juvenile student who came forward and reported he had witnessed two female subjects making verbal threats of “shooting up RB” on a live video on Instagram.

The juvenile was visibly upset while explaining the story, the report said. He said he saw the video on his cell phone on February 15 during class.

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The live video was hosted by Hare, who is a former student of the school, the report said.

The juvenile reported that Hare said she would “shoot up the school” and an unknown subject also made verbal threats toward the juvenile student during the live video.

Investigators interviewed Hare, who confirmed she made the comment about shooting up the school but said she did not have any intention of doing so, the report said.

Hare said she was upset with school because she was no longer able to attend due to previous bad behavior on school grounds.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and approved the felony charge.

Hare later turned herself in to the Richmond Police Department where she was processed and released because the offense is non-detainable under the Illinois SAFE-T Act.

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McHenry County Judge Mark Gerhardt ordered Hare to not possess firearms and obtain a mental health evaluation.

Hare is scheduled to appear in court on May 10 for a preliminary hearing.