Huntley police arrest homeless man who they say posted threat

  • Jonathan M. Franzen

    Jonathan M. Franzen

By Cassie Buchman
Shaw Media
Updated 1/13/2020 9:10 PM

A 22-year-old homeless man was arrested after personnel at Huntley Community School District 158 told police about a threat he posted to bomb the school.

On Facebook, the Huntley Police Department posted that district employees told them Friday evening about the threatening social media post.


The suspect, Jonathan M. Franzen, made a threat to bomb "the school" and harm others in a Snapchat post, Huntley police said.

After spending "numerous hours searching locations and technology," investigators tracked down and found the suspect in Woodstock. Franzen was apprehended Saturday evening.

"It appears that the suspect had no means to carry out the threat, and indicated he had no intention to carry out the act," police said.

Franzen has been charged with one count of disorderly conduct and was taken to the McHenry County Jail.

The jail website says Franzen is set to be released at noon Jan. 14 and that his next court date is Feb. 24.

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