Threat to Central High School Came From 'Fake Snapchat Account'

Threat to Central High School Came From ‘Fake Snapchat Account’

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The Kane County Sheriff’s Office is investigative a threat made to Central High School, 44W625 Plato Road, Hampshire.

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According to a Sheriff’s Office Facebook post, deputies received information at around 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 23, 2021) that there was a social media threat of violence at Central High School.

Deputies responded to Burlington Central High School and observed that there were no activities going on at school and no students present.

Deputies, including the School Resource Officer, began to investigate the threat.

The Sheriff’s Office said the threat appears to have come from a “fake Snapchat account,” which indicated that at an unknown date there was going to be a shooting at Central High School.

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Deputies and detectives are continuing to investigate the incident. It is not clear if the threat was focused on Burlington Central High School or a different Central High School.

Deputies have been in contact with School District officials during this investigation.

Additional sheriff’s personnel are present at the school today (Monday, Oct. 25, 2021).

According to a Kane County Chronicle report, the Plainfield Police Department also had been investigating a threat against a Central High School and determined that the threat was not being made against Plainfield Central High School.

Click this link for an update from Central School District 301.

SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page

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