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Student accused of threatening teacher at Addison school

A former Lincoln Academy student has been accused of threatening a teacher at the Addison school, according to a DuPage County State's Attoney's Office news release.

The juvenile appeared April 12 at a detention hearing where Judge Anthony Coco ordered that he be placed on home detention.

It is alleged that on April 11, at approximately 7:55 a.m., the 14-year-old juvenile called the school and threatened to shoot one of the staff members stating, “He is going to get it today, right in the head," according to the release.

Upon receiving the alleged call, authorities at the school contacted the Addison Police Department, who later identified the juvenile as a suspect. He was taken into custody without incident from his home on April 11, the release stated.

“Any threat of violence aimed at a school will immediately be investigated and if found credible, will be charged accordingly,” DuPage County State's Attornet Robert Berlin said in the release. "Teachers can’t teach and students can’t learn if they are in fear for their safety while at school."

“The well-being of our children and those who teach them remains a top priority of my administration,” Addision Director of Police Bill Hayden said in the release. “Because of this commitment, the Addison Police Department takes any threat, real or perceived, directed at our students and school personnel extremely seriously. I would like to thank the officers who worked on this case for their efforts as well as the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office for their continued efforts in protecting our schools from harm.”