For Immediate Release
Authority: Deputy Chief Robert Tannehill
Elmhurst Police Department
POLICE REMIND COMMUNITY THAT INTERNET THREATS ARE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. THINK BEFORE YOU POST.
On Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Elmhurst Police were alerted to a school related Internet threat. A York High School student was pictured with an Airsoft gun referencing school show and tell.
Detectives apprehended the teen, met with the teen’s father, and are working with school officials for further action. Based on the investigation, police believe that this was an isolated incident and the teen poses no credible threat to others. The post has been removed.
The teen appeared at a detention hearing this morning where a judge ordered that he be placed on home detention. He has been charged with one count of Disorderly Conduct, a Class 4 Felony. His next court date is scheduled for September 23, 2019 for status.
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.