Central HS student accused of morbid threats
A Central High School student is taken into custody after several female classmates accuse him of rape and murder threats.
The suspect is charged with menacing, a misdemeanor. Because he's a minor, authorities aren't disclosing much information. They are taking these alleged threats seriously.
Central High Students told authorities the threats were made in their sixth hour literacy class. The four girls felt threatened and the arrest report says they're planning to press charges.
People we talked to are disgusted that this ever happened.
"That makes me feel kind of nervous now because I’ve never heard anything like that come from Central," one local student said.
It was anything but normal for the high school girls who went to authorities, accusing a fellow classmate of morbid threats.
According to the arrest report, the suspect told one girl he was going to rape her, impale her and put her on his house to scare kids.
Another student says he told her when he grows up he's going to rape little girls in his basement and be a murderer as a side job.
"That’s scary,” local resident, Makenzie Vancil, said. “You don't know if he's serious or if he's not or if he's really going to do something,"
The high school girls felt the same and took the threats to authorities.
"I’m proud of them,” Alix Vancil, said. “That takes a lot of guts to speak up; especially when it’s someone you go to school with."
The school district is working with local law enforcement to ensure student safety but says it can reveal much about the case.
"We take that very seriously and we have board policy that guides how we react to incidents that may involve some sort of compromise to safety," Christy McGee, with School District 51, said.
Local mom, Kimberly Tarrant, says,” They have to be able to go there to learn. You have to feel safe to do that. If you don't feel safe you're not going to learn anything while you’re there."
According to the arrest report the young man involved denied ever saying rape to the girls.
From here the case moves to the District Attorney's Office, which will decide on the next steps.
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