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BREAKING: OHS student arrested in connection with threatening graffiti

Oswego police have arrested an Oswego High School student in connection with an investigation into threatening graffiti found on two of the school's bathrooms on Sept. 25.

Police arrested a male, 16, of Montgomery, at Oswego High School at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, police said. The student is alleged to have written down a list of names and threatened violence at the school, police said.

The Kendall County State's Attorney's Office has charged the student with felony disorderly conduct. The student was released to his parents and given a court date of Tuesday, Oct. 2, police said.

According to police, the student was identified during an investigation by Oswego police and Oswego School District 308. The investigation determined that there was no credible danger to students, staff, or the public, police said.

School district officials also alerted parents of the arrest Monday. In a letter to Oswego High School parents, principal Mike Wayne wrote that the school was "thankful for the cooperation of our students, parents, and staff in providing helpful information to the Oswego Police Department. Working together, we know our school is safer. As always, when you see or hear something that doesn't seem right, report it.

"This investigation proceeded quickly and efficiently lead by the police, with the help of our administration, to bring closure to the situation," Wayne wrote. "It is our hope that students and parents feel a sense of relief, however our counselors remain available to support students with concerns during the school day."

Wayne suggested parents discuss the situation with their kids.

"Please discuss with your student the seriousness of making any threat, regardless of intentions, and the consequences that follow," he wrote.

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