A Wisconsin man was charged with disorderly conduct Friday for allegedly posting threatening statements on a Facebook page aimed at students at North Central College in Naperville, authorities said.
Aden Khan, 20, of Madison, was taken into custody in Wisconsin on Friday morning and awaits extradition to Illinois, according to officials with the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.
Naperville police officials were dispatched to the college on Tuesday after the school’s dean of students saw a posting on Facebook that included “several threatening comments regarding the safety of students at the college,” police said in a news release.
Police and Facebook officials determined “the author of the comments was not associated with” North Central, according to police. A spokesman for the state’s attorney’s office confirmed Khan has never been a student at the school, which has 3,000 students.
Naperville police, in their release, said, “There was no immediate threat to NCC students.”
“Any threats made against an institution where there are a large number of people will be taken very seriously and will be met with the full force of the law,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in a statement.
By Joseph Ruzich Special to the Tribune