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Downers Grove

Downer Grove North student charged in connection with Snapchat threat

DOWNERS GROVE - A male Downers Grove North High School student was charged Feb. 1 with posting a threat on Snapchat directed at his school, according to DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office news release.

The student appeared at a detention hearing where Judge Anthony Coco ordered the minor placed on home detention lock down.

The student was charged with one count of disorderly conduct--threat of violence at a school, a Class 4 Felony, and one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, according to the release.

On Jan. 31, Downers Grove Police received information regarding a threatening Snapchat video post in which a male was seen holding a hand gun and threatening members of the student body, the release stated.

An investigation into the post led by Downers Grove Police led to the minor as the person allegedly in the video making the threats. He was taken into custody yesterday without incident, according to the release.

“Any threat to the well-being of our students and teachers will be fully investigated and anyone suspected of such behavior will quickly find themselves standing before a judge,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in the release.“The well-being and safety of our children remains a top priority of my administration and any threat or even the perception of a threat will not be tolerated.”

The student's next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 22, for status in front of Judge Coco.

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