Indian Trail Junior High student charged after threatening voicemail left

 
 
Updated 5/13/2019 4:01 PM

A student at Addison's Indian Trail Junior High is facing charges that he left a voicemail threatening to "blow up the school," authorities said Monday.

Addison police responded Friday to the school at 222 N. Kennedy Drive after the dean's office received the profanity-laced phone call, according to a news release from the DuPage County state's attorney's office. An investigation led to the student's arrest Sunday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The boy, who has not been identified because he is a juvenile, was charged with the false report of a threat to a school and misdemeanor disorderly conduct, officials said. He appeared at a detention hearing Monday, where a judge ordered he be released to the custody of his parents on home detention.

"School safety continues to be a top priority of my administration," State's Attorney Robert Berlin said in a written statement. "As I have said far too many times in the past, students have got to learn that any threatening message directed at a school is not a joke."

The student is due in court Friday.

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