On Thursday February 22, 2018 the Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a 15 year old juvenile on Felony Disorderly Conduct charges after he was identified as a person who had made verbal statements of a threatening manner towards Belvidere North High School.
Boone County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer received the initial information on the verbal threats late Thursday afternoon from a school employee.
These type of threats are taken very seriously by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Belvidere School District 100. Both agencies worked throughout the night to identify any possible threat.
Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives executed a search warrant at the offender’s residence and recovered several guns. The juvenile was lodged at the Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center. The case is pending in Boone County Juvenile Court.
The investigation is still ongoing by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. At this time we believe that this is an isolated incident and there were no other students involved.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone having information on this or any Crime or Narcotic Trafficking to call 815-544-2144 or Boone County Crime Stoppers at 815-544-7867.