Glenbard North High School student charged with alleged threatening drawing – Chicago Tribune
A 15-year-old student from Glenbard North High School is facing felony charges after he allegedly drew threatening pictures during a school test.
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Carol Stream Police Chief William Holmer said in a statement Tuesday that the teen has been charged with one count of disorderly conduct, a felony class 4, and returned to the custody of his parents under house arrest by the judge. Anthony Coco.
Authorities said a teacher at the school received a test from the student in May with images drawn on the document, including a stick figure with an exposed handgun to his head reading, “I love summer courses”.
The footage also included a stick figure with a gun outside a building labeled “summer skol” with an arrow saying “happy 🙁 not dead,” authorities said.
The teacher reported the incident to school authorities who contacted the Carol Stream Police Department, authorities said.
“As I have said before, school safety remains a top priority for my administration and we will continue to work in partnership with school staff to identify students who need services to prevent any future act of violence,” Berlin said.
“No matter how harmless a student may consider their actions to be, the fact remains that any threat involving a minor should be thoroughly investigated by law enforcement and, if appropriate , will be passed on to the juvenile justice system,” Berlin said.
The student is due in court on Friday.
The charges against the teenager came days after an 18-year-old fatally shot and killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.