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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Director of Communications: 630-407-8160

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

High School Student Placed on Home Detention for Alleged Threat against Lake Park High School

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that a sixteen-year-old male Lake Park High School student is now facing two Felony charges for a threat he allegedly sent via Snapchat directed at the school. The juvenile appeared at a detention hearing this afternoon where Judge Robert Anderson ordered that he be released from custody and placed on home confinement until at least March 12, 2018. In all, the juvenile has been charged with two counts of Disorderly Conduct, a Class 4 Felony. His next court appearance is scheduled for March 12, 2018.

It is alleged that On February 23, 2018, the teen sent the threatening message. Authorities were made aware of the message and the teen was taken into custody yesterday. He has remained in custody until his hearing this afternoon. 

“We take any threat to the safety and security of our students, teachers and school personnel very seriously,” Berlin said. “With the recent tragedy of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School still fresh in our minds, we must do everything we can to ensure that students and teachers alike must never fear for their safety at school. With fear in our classrooms, teachers can’t teach and students can’t learn. The case against this student epitomizes the need for parents to be involved and to monitor their children’s social media use. I would like to thank authorities at Lake Park High School for their cooperation in this matter as well as the Roselle Police Department for their work on this case. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorney Louisa Nuckolls for her efforts.”

Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.