Wheaton middle schooler charged with false threat to the school
For the second time in three days, a DuPage County middle school student has been accused of threatening the school and placed on home confinement by a judge.
A male Edison Middle School student has been accused of sending two emails to the staff at the school containing threats of violence. He has been charged with two counts of falsely reporting a threat to a school.
Prosecutors said school staff members received an email Tuesday from the student, warning of violence to come at the school. They said the email stated, in part, "YOU COULD SHOW THIS YOUR CLASS IT WILL START AT 8:20 GET READY IM GONNA HURT KIDS AT SCHOOL."
The recipients of the email immediately contacted school authorities who, in turn, contacted the Wheaton Police Department. An investigation led to the juvenile.
"For the second time in three days, a young student found himself standing before a judge for allegedly threatening a school," DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin said in a written statement. "As I have said in the past, school safety continues to be a top priority of my administration. School threats are not funny and anyone found to have made such a threat will be charged accordingly."
The boy's next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 3, 2019, before Judge Michael Wolfe.
On Tuesday, Wolfe placed a Naperville Washington Junior High School student on home confinement as he faces similar charges for threatening, in a chat room, to "shoot up the school."