Boy charged for email threat to ‘shoot up’ middle school in Niles, police say


NILES, Ill. – A 13-year-old boy is charged with disorderly conduct after an alleged threat of gun violence at a middle school in Niles, according to law enforcement.

Charges come after police say the teen sent an email threat to Emerson Middle School administrators on April 2.

The email included a threat to “shoot up the school,” police said.

Investigators found that a juvenile suspect from Niles was linked to the threat. The juvenile was charged.

No further information was made available by police.


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