Naperville Police Arrest Juvenile for Felony Disorderly Conduct

On Thursday, November 14, Naperville Police Investigators took a juvenile into custody following an investigation into concerning statements and verbal threats of violence regarding Wheatland Academy in Naperville.

The Will County States Attorney’s Office charged the juvenile this morning with Disorderly Conduct, a Class 4 Felony.

“Our department will actively investigate and pursue charges against anyone who makes a threat to the safety of our school communities,” said Deputy Police Chief Jason Arres. “Threats of school violence are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. I cannot stress enough the need for parents to talk to their children about the seriousness and potential consequences of such statements because we will continue to take them seriously and take necessary action to ensure the safety of our schools.”

The suspect is being processed through the juvenile court system. Therefore, no additional information about the subject or the case can be released by the Naperville Police Department. Similarly, no additional details will be provided pertaining to the threats made.

The Naperville Police Department encourages anyone with any information about any threat to an individual or school community to contact police immediately by dialing 9-1-1.

The Naperville Police wish to remind the public and the news media that a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.


About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.