Juvenile Charged with Disorderly Conduct for Posting School Threats on Social Media (Phoenix, IL) — A juvenile was charged with Disorderly Conduct after Sheriff’s Police found she posted threats of violence against students at her middle school on social media, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.
On June 2, Sheriff’s Police responded to a call of a school threat at Coolidge Middle School at the request of the Phoenix Police Department. During the investigation, officers learned that a juvenile had posted life-threatening images and messages on social media about students at the school.
The school was placed on lock down to ensure the safety of students and teachers. During this time, the Sheriff’s K-9 Unit and Community Safety Team conducted a thorough check of the school. Upon further investigation, Sheriff’s police detectives were able to identify the juvenile.
Due to the seriousness of the incident, she was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct.
The public is reminded that the juvenile is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.
Coolidge Middle School serves 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in South Holland School District 151. According to US News, “The student population of Coolidge Middle School is 585.”
The Cook County Sheriff’s Department serves all unincorporated Cook County, Berkeley, Blue Island, Dixmoor, Ford Heights, Gold, Harvey, Hometown, Indian Head Park, Lyons, Merrionette Park, Metra commuter rail system (covers six counties, into Wisconsin), Northlake, Palos Park, Park Ridge, Phoenix, and Robbins. The Sheriff’s Police also has several specialized units that provide services to suburban police departments on a mutual aid basis.
Juvenile Charged with Disorderly Conduct for Posting School Threats on Social Media