No explosives found after bomb threat at Huntley High School

The student “had made a comment that he made bombs at home and wanted to bring them to school,” police said.

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Authorities investigated a bomb threat March 16 at Huntley High School.

A Huntley High School student was questioned after allegedly making a bomb threat against the school March 16.

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Authorities are investigating a 15-year-old boy who made bomb threats Thursday against Huntley High School, although no dangerous materials have been found.

The school resource officer was notified about noon that the student “had made a comment that he made bombs at home and wanted to bring them to school,” according to a statement from Huntley police.

The student was interviewed at the school and said “he had made the comment, but that he did not have any intention of acting on the comment,” police said. Authorities searched the boy and his belongings but did not find any dangerous items.

“It was quickly determined that there was no immediate danger to our students and staff, and schools continued operations with minimal disruption,” Huntley Community School District 158 Supt. Scott Rowe wrote in a statement.

The Kane County Sheriff’s Bomb Unit and local police also searched the boy’s home in Lake in the Hills, but did not find any dangerous items, police said.

Streets were closed in the area near Albrecht Road, Hillsboro Lane, Brisbane Drive, Melbourne Lane, Crofton Circle, Muirfield Court and Briarcliff Lane while officials investigated, but the area was cleared by 4 p.m., police said.

Police said the incident is “being reviewed for further action” by law enforcement and school officials.

“The District will work within our policies and with our local law enforcement partners on appropriate follow-up to this situation,” Rowe wrote.

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