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posted: 3/19/2012 8:38 PM

Two teens charged in connection with Dundee-Crown lockdown

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Two teenage boys were charged over the weekend in two cases at Dundee-Crown High School that occurred just before and during a lockdown Friday at the Carpentersville school, police said Monday.

Carpentersville police still are investigating whether the student who sent the threatening text message that precipitated the lockdown will face charges.

A 17-year-old boy from Carpentersville was charged as a juvenile for misdemeanor disorderly conduct for his role in a fight with another teen that occurred at the school, Deputy Chief Michael Kilbourne said. That second teen later sent a text message to another student threatening to bring a gun to school, Kilbourne said. That text prompted the lockdown and massive police response.

A 16-year-old boy from Algonquin was charged as a juvenile for aggravated battery and aggravated assault for pushing a teacher who tried to block his way as he tried to flee a classroom while the school was locked down, police said.

"Well, the police were in the hallway when he ran out, and we took him into custody," Kilbourne said.

Both cases will be heard in the juvenile court system.

"The school, the faculty and the students and the administrators all acted very well during the incident," Kilbourne said. "They practice these code red drills twice a year and in our experience from Friday, they did exactly what they were supposed to do and it made our job easier while we were in the school."

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