Glenbard West high school, bombing threat suspect, taken into custody
Tension was high again this week at the top high school Glenbard West in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The school first received an anonymous bomb threat on April 27, 2023.
Students were immediately moved, by foot along with security, to Ackerman sports center for safety and accountability.
The school received another bomb threat call on May 3, which led to another evacuation. The situation became even more tense, but fortunately, everyone was safe.
In an email sent today by principal Peter Monaghan, he mentioned the following lead:
“The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The arrestee was identified as a 17-year-old Glenbard West High School student.”
Felony charges for the suspect
The penalty for falsely reporting a bomb threat or making a false bomb threat varies depending on the jurisdiction.
If found guilty, falsely making a bomb threat in Illinois is a Class 3 felony, punishable by 2 to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.
The student was transported to the Kane County Juvenile Detention Center. Due to the arrestee being a juvenile, a photo of the student is not available.
Glenbard West appreciated the efforts of the police department and the Ackerman staff’s quick response and support.
School shooting threat
On May 10, shortly after the bombing threat incidents, Glenbard West was once again shaken by reports of a possible intruder lurking inside the school building.
The students were safely locked down in designated areas within the school and proper safety protocols were followed. Thankfully, everyone was unharmed and classes resumed in the third period.
Some students, who knew the perpetrator of the hoax, claim that he was the same person who made the call about a potential shooter who was inside the school. They believe that the hoax was his final attempt to create chaos.
The student was previously apprehended at Camera Park in Glendale Heights and was allegedly found with an illegal AK firearm and drugs. He was described by his classmate as a nice black kid who was neat and fashionable.