15-year-old charged with four felonies following threat made against Hinchcliffe

A 15-year-old male juvenile is facing four felony charges following a threat he made on Hinchcliffe Elementary School on Monday. The threat was made through graffiti left on the building, along with damage to a window and screens. The graffiti, which was described by Superintendent Carrie Hruby as partially threatening and partially sexually explicit drawings.

The O’Fallon Police Department arrested the juvenile overnight Monday into Tuesday. The boy took full responsibly and explained it was written as a joke for attention with no legitimacy.

On Wednesday, the St. Clair County State’s Attorney issued the following charges the juvenile.

  • Count 1- Making a Terrorist Threat (Class X Felony)
  • Count 2- Attempt Making a Terrorist Threat (Class 1 Felony)
  • Count 3- Disorderly Conduct (Class 4 Felony)
  • Count 4- Criminal Defacement of Property (Class 4 Felony)

The juvenile appeared in St. Clair County Juvenile Court for the charges and was subsequently remanded to the St. Clair County Juvenile Detention Center.

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