Police: Dundee Middle School threat unfounded

Updated 2/22/2018 4:03 PM

An unsubstantiated threat made two weeks ago by a Dundee Middle School student sparked comments and confusion among parents on a private Facebook page this week.

West Dundee police were notified Feb. 7 of the verbal threat overheard by another student, Sgt. Dan Haines said.

Police investigated, deemed the comment invalid and determined no crime was committed, he said. The case was then turned over to school officials, who handled it internally.

"No one was in any immediate danger," said Haines, who declined to disclose the content of the threat. "If there was some type of bona fide threat that needed immediate action, notification would've gone out. That wasn't the case here."

After repeated attempts to contact Community Unit District 300 Superintendent Fred Heid and Principal Jeff Herb, spokesman Anthony McGinn would neither confirm nor deny anything even happened. McGinn said the district's only response is that officials don't comment on student disciplinary issues.

• Daily Herald staff writer Madhu Krishnamurthy contributed to this story.

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