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Police: Plainfield high school student threatened to shoot ex-girlfriend

A Joliet water tower stands next to Plainfield South High School, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Joliet, Ill.
A Joliet water tower stands next to Plainfield South High School, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Joliet, Ill.

PLAINFIELD – A Plainfield South High School student was arrested for threatening to shoot his former girlfriend in the head, police said.

At noon Tuesday, Joliet police arrested a 14-year-old boy on a charge of disorderly conduct at the high school at 7800 Caton Farm Road.

While in class at the high school, the boy allegedly told his former girlfriend, also 14, that he was going to shoot her in the head, Joliet Deputy Police Chief Ed Gregory said in an email. High school administrators became aware of the boy’s statement and investigated it, he said.

Joliet police were contacted and reportedly saw pictures on the boy’s cellphone where he was pointing a semi-automatic handgun at the camera. Gregory said officers found no weapons in the boy’s possession.

Police also allegedly learned the boy had sent his former girlfriend pictures of himself with a gun in the past.

The Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office approved a felony charge of disorderly conduct against the boy after his arrest. He was booked into the Illinois Youth Center at the 3825 Campton Hills Road in St. Charles.

Joliet police previously arrested a 17-year-old Plainfield School District 202 student for allegedly posting a selfie on Snapchat taken while holding a gun.

A 13-year-old student at Joliet Public Schools District 86 was arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot up a school and “have a second Florida,” referring to the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed and 14 injured.

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