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Addison junior high student charged after allegedly making threatening call to school

'Profanity laced' call included threat to 'blow up the school'

ADDISON - A student at Indian Trail Junior High School in Addison was charged May 13 with leaving a threatening voice mail message at his school.

The juvenile was charged with one count of false report of a threat to a school and one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, according to a DuPage County State's Attorney's Office news release.

The male juvenile appeared at a detention hearing where Judge Robert Anderson ordered the him be released to the custody of his parents on home detention, the release stated.

On May 10, Addison police officers were dispatched to the school, 222 N. Kennedy Dr., in response to an alleged threatening phone call the school received in the dean’s office. In the profanity-laced phone call, the caller threatened to “blow up the school,” the release stated.

An investigation led police to the juvenile as the person who allegedly made the phone call. He was taken into custody May 12 without incident.

“School safety continues to be a top priority of my administration,” DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin said. “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. Let me be perfectly clear, once we identify the source of any threat, charges will be filed accordingly."

“All students and staff deserve to have safe schools in which to learn and work,” Addison Director of Police Bill Hayden said in the release. “Any action that threatens their safety will be thoroughly investigated by my office and when appropriate, referred to the State’s Attorney’s Office for prosecution.”

His next court appearance is scheduled for May 17.