Naperville man charged with threatening violence at Neuqua Valley

Daily Herald report
Updated 4/23/2018 6:26 PM
  • Samuel Rogers

    Samuel Rogers

An 18-year-old Naperville man has been charged with disorderly conduct after police said he made online threats of gun violence against Neuqua Valley High School and a faculty member.

Police said Samuel Rogers, of the 2600 block of Bangert Court, was taken into custody around 11:45 p.m. Sunday. They said no additional information concerning the threats will be made public at this time.

"Threats of violence will absolutely not be tolerated in our community, especially in our schools, where students' main concern should be their education, not their safety," Chief Robert Marshall said in a written statement. "As evidenced by this charge, any threats made against our school personnel or our citizens will be taken very seriously by the police department and will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law."

Indian Prairie Unit District 204 Superintendent Karen Sullivan said Rogers was a student and "will not be returning to school in our district."

Authorities are encouraging anyone with information about threats to an individual or school community to contact police immediately by dialing 911.

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