For Immediate Release
Authority: Chief Michael Ruth
Elmhurst Police Department
Police increase patrols following an internet threat between two students at I.C.C.P.
On Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 Elmhurst Police were alerted to a school related internet threat. The posting had a picture of body armor referring to it as a new school uniform on Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Prep (I.C.C.P.). Detectives were able to determine the origin of the post and found that it was in response to another threatening post from a different student at I.C.C.P.. Detectives learned that the first threatening post was a result of conflict. The post was shared and several other teens became involved in the discussion.
Detectives have identified the teens involved and have met with their parents and are working with school officials for further action. Based on the investigation, police believe that this was an isolated incident and the students who were involved pose no further credible threat to others. The postings have been removed and there will be an increased police presence around the school tomorrow with uniformed and plain clothes officers.
Elmhurst Police would like to remind students and parents that these threats are taken seriously by the police and school officials. The consequences for these actions are enforced and students should be mindful of what they post.