A press release from the McHenry Police Department:
McHENRY POLICE AND McHENRY DISTRICT 15 INVESTIGATE THREAT AT SCHOOL
On Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, the McHenry Police Department responded to Parkland Middle School, 1802 N. Ringwood Rd., McHenry, Illinois to speak with school officials about a student who made an inappropriate comment via social media.
A Parkland School student made an inappropriate school shooting related comment to a fellow classmate through Snapchat.
When the police department became aware of the comment, the school’s administration was immediately notified.
A joint investigation between the McHenry Police Department and McHenry Elementary School District 15 was conducted into this incident.
During the investigation, it was learned the student did not possess nor have access to any weapons.
There was no immediate threat to the students, school staff or to the community.
The McHenry Police Department commends the administration of Parkland School in recognizing the seriousness of the student’s comments, swift action taken and cooperation with law enforcement.
As this investigation has concluded, the police department, District 15 and Parkland School want to assure parents, students and staff that all our community’s schools remain a safe environment.
Parents and students are urged to inform the police department and school representatives about alarming behavior that has the potential to pose a risk to the community.
Because the student was a juvenile, the McHenry Police Department cannot comment further on this investigation.