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Police say Hart student’s alleged threats considered unfounded

Threats against students at James Hart School in Homewood may have been posted online in jest, but they were taken very seriously by the Homewood Police Department and District 153 school officials. On the evening of Friday, Aug. 25, police said a Hart student saw comments on social media made by another student that allegedly was a threat to do harm on Monday, Aug. 28, against students at the school. The student who read the comments told his parents about it. They in turn contacted police. Police reported officers took the student in question into custody. After investigating . . .

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