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Extra police presence at Lake, McHenry County schools due to nationwide threat made to schools on TikTok

There is an extra police presence at schools in Lake and McHenry counties Friday following a nationwide threat of violence towards schools reportedly made on TikTok, authorities said. Susan Harkin, Superintendent of District 300, which has schools in McHenry and Kane counties, sent a statement to parents providing information on the threat. “District 300 has […]

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Police arrest man who threatened to bomb “the school” and harm others in Huntley

A homeless man who allegedly threatened to bomb “the school” and harm people was arrested after Huntley Community School District 158 officials tipped off police regarding the threat. Jonathan M. Franzen, 22, who has no permanent address, was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, a Class A misdemeanor. The Huntley Police Department was notified […]

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Harvard man charged after explosive substance, gun recovered following social media threat

Police and federal authorities recovered an explosive substance, ammunition and an illegally possessed gun from a Harvard man who allegedly made social media threats to use a homemade explosive device. Evan G. Fazio, 24, of the 1400 block of Northfield Court in Harvard, was charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon, misdemeanor possession of […]

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2 Fremont Middle School students arrested after school shooting threat mentioning Columbine

Two 13-year-old Round Lake boys are in custody after police say they sent threatening messages to other Fremont Middle School students. Detectives then found one of the boys to be in possession of ammunition. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation on Sunday after a 13-year-old Round Lake boy, who is a Fremont Middle […]