September 22, 2023

Villa Park boy accused of threats in opposition to Chicago faculty


CBS Information Chicago


WHEATON, Unwell. (CBS) — A Willowbrook Excessive College scholar who’s outplaced for a part of the day to a different faculty in Chicago’s Southwest Facet was accused this week of constructing threats in opposition to the latter faculty.

The boy, who lives in Villa Park, appeared Tuesday afternoon for a detention listening to, during which DuPage County Decide Demetrios Panoushis ordered him to be positioned on residence digital monitoring.

Prosecutors stated on Wednesday, Feb. 1, whereas at Willowbrook Excessive, the 13-year-old boy instructed a trainer, “I will shoot them b*****s up.”

The trainer reported the boy to the dean on the faculty. The boy went on to inform the dean, “I will f*****g shoot them; not this faculty, everybody at my different faculty,” prosecutors stated.

The boy additionally attends Menta Academy Halfway, prosecutors stated.

The varsity contacted Villa Park police, who on flip contacted the DuPage County State’s Lawyer’s workplace, prosecutors stated.

“Any menace of violence geared toward a faculty will instantly be investigated and if discovered credible, can be charged accordingly,” DuPage County State’s Lawyer Bob Berlin stated in a information launch. “Lecturers cannot educate, and college students cannot study if they’re in worry for his or her security whereas in school.”

The boy is subsequent due in courtroom on Monday, Feb. 27, earlier than Decide Panoushis.

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