D205 and York High School Release Statement on Social Media Threat
Kate Sampson

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 and York High School officials were alerted by Elmhurst Police Department about a school-related Internet threat. A York High School student was pictured with an air-soft gun on Snapchat referencing school show and tell. The notice from EPD was based upon an alert that local authorities received earlier that same day from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. York High School has and will continue to cooperate with the investigation.

Based on the investigation, police believe that this was an isolated incident, and the teen poses no credible threat to others. The post has been removed and did not directly identify York High School. The educational environment of the high school was not interrupted.

“District 205 and York High School in no way condones this type of behavior. Any threats to student safety, including pranks, will be handled immediately,” Superintendent Dr. David Moyer said. “We are working diligently with law enforcement to ensure that the safety of our students and staff remains our top priority. Social media threats are taken seriously. Please think before you post.”

If you have any questions, contact Bev Redmond, Executive Director of Communications and Public Relations at bredmond@elmhurst205.org.