February 04, 2023
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Crime Brief

Student facing felony charge in connection with verbal threat incident at Oswego East High School

Oswego East High School, Harvey Road, Oswego

The Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office has charged a 17 year-old Oswego East High School with felony disorderly conduct in connection with a verbal threat made Monday, Dec. 13 at the school, according to Oswego police.

Police said they took the student into custody at approximately 7 p.m. Monday evening at the village police station. The student was later transported to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center in St. Charles pending juvenile court proceedings.

In a statement, police said school officials told officers that at approximately 10:15 a.m. the student made a verbal threat to school safety while in a classroom at the school at 1525 Harvey Road. Police said the threat was heard by students and staff and the student was removed form the classroom and sent home pending an investigation.

School administrators called the on-duty school resource officer at approximately 12:45 p.m. to report the incident, police said.

Police said they then immediately started an investigation and the Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the felony disorderly conduct charge against the student.

John Etheredge

John Etheredge

Editor of the Record Newspapers and KendallCountyNow.com, John's career as a journalist in Kendall County began in 1981. Over the years his news beats have included county government, municipal government, school boards, police and more. He also writes editorials on local issues and the weekly Kendall County Government Newsletter.