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Police questioning Stevenson High School student after ominous Facebook post

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Police are questioning a Stevenson High School student they believe is responsible for an ominous post on Facebook.

The male student, a senior, who wrote the Facebook post has been identified. Police and school officials say they don't believe the student intended to hurt anybody. But for many Stevenson students and parents who read it, it was scary.

In the long Facebook post on the page Stevenson compliments, the student appears sad and disgruntled with his classmates.

But it was this line at the bottom that really frightened parents and students: "Don't worry, I will give you all something to remember before this year is over."

"Just the last line really stuck with me. I thought something bad would happen at school or to one of our peers," said Steveson senior Amanda Komp.

"Everybody was nervous. Someone would open the door and everybody would kind of jump," Stevenson senior Mallory Troy said.

Two to three dozen parents called the school with questions or to pull their children out.

"I thought to myself, 'What do i tell her to do if someone starts shooting? 'Run, hide, get home from school. Just come home,'" said Amanda's mother Jan Komp.

As of Monday afternoon, Lincolnshire police told WGN the student said the last line was actually about him and another student, not intended to threaten the entire school. The school is looking into that part and working to resolve any problems.

Some parents, like Jan Komp, were concerned they never got an email about the Facebook post, which was discovered Sunday. She learned from her daughter Amanda Monday morning, and then checked out the school's website.

"We did not feel that the threat was imminent and we didn't see the rational for needlessly raising the anxiety levels of parents," said Jim Conrey with Stevenson High School

While police and school officials investigated, extra officers were patrolling Stevenson, just in case.

Read the full Facebook post below:

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27 comments

    • ella

      The fb post was from a disturbed individual. The last part was chilling- ” being the 50th graduatingclass is going to be interesting. Because you all want to do something memorable. Dont worry, I will give you all something to remember before this year is over”.
      I hope the police catch this kid soon.

    • guest

      Excuse me but I have 2 younger siblings at stevenson one is a freshman and the other is a senior, I take every statement like this seriously! Over 40 students stayed home today because them or their parents were scared. How many school shootings went thru their minds as they kept re reading this for the last couple of days? God forbid something did happen and police and school officials just ignored it, how would people feel then? They acted just how they were suppose to act, and they did great! If this kid meant it or not, there’s a lot of parents and families going to bed tonight with a weight off their shoulders that they can send their children to school tomorrow and that they will be safe and secure!

  • ella

    The fb post was from a disturbed individual. The last part was chilling- ” being the 50th graduatingclass is going to be interesting. Because you all want to do something memorable. Dont worry, I will give you all something to remember before this year is over”.
    I hope the police catch this kid soon.

  • Angie

    Obviously only half the news is reported here. I have screen shots of the threat. I quote, ” I, for one, am not looking forward to a future where ignorant and incompetent people like you are in charge. So I hope you all enjoy senior year. Being the 50th graduating class is going to be interesting, because you all want to do something memorable. Don’t worry, I will give you all something to remember before this year is over.” No, it’s not a direct threat to the school, but it is a threat to the Senior class. If we lived in a world where Columbine and Newport, CT never happened, maybe these kids wouldn’t be concerned. Wake up. This kid needs help.

  • Student

    It’s funny how much information they don’t know or aren’t willing share. Just goes to show how uninformed news broadcasters are sometimes. If you want the real story, start from the source. If you want to spread the story, get all the information first.

  • Lisa

    I had to double check this wasn’t The Onion. Are you kidding me?! Instead of keeping their kids home, they should have gone with them on a field trip to a high school in Englewood and Lawndale. That whole community needs a reality check and a lesson in privilege.

    • ella

      Not all kids in this community are “privileged”. Also, so much money is raised by these students to help so many different needy communities and good causes. My kids and their friends know how lucky they are to have the opportunities Stevenson offers. My kids have painted schools in the Englewood area and planted gardens an fixed playgrounds. They have put many hours into fundraising for these communities. Kids who go to Stevenson high school are from all walks of life. Where we live, there is section 8 housing and I have met tenants who know how lucky they are to be part of this community and out of Chicago. The parents who are well-off have worked for their money and are more socially conscious than most. I am excited about the future when I watch these kids make the world a little better. They are a hard-working generation that will hopefully be able to fix what we couldn’t.

    • Lana

      guess what LIsa, the parents and students of this district have EARNED the right to be “privalaged”, a trip to the inner city schools only teaches them that they cannot be safe around many of the less fortunate. I am a hard working single monther and did everything in my power to keep them here instead of the city schools. Do not talk about what you dont know.

    • Jeff

      Why would I want to take my kids to those two school districts? I worked hard to be able to afford them the chance to go to an excellent school district and show them on a daily basis what a little hard work can get you in life. The families in Lawndale choose to live that lifestyle.

    • Lana

      would love for you to say that to my face…. there is a difference between whining and protecting your children. you are very ignorant, and I am positive a kid who has not learned the value of life yet.

  • Hutch

    Just another kid feeling sorry for himself. This is what you get nowadays when all kids get trophies and praise for just showing up. Suck it up, buttercup.