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Jordan Hassell was arrested Thursday and charged Friday with a misdemeanor offense of electronic harassment, police said. He was scheduled to make an initial appearance in bail court on Friday.
A Lansing teenager has been accused of making a “prolific number of threats” on social media against various Chicago schools, according to the Chicago Police Department.
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Jordan Hassell is 18 years old.
The prolific number of threats – Charged
Chicago police held a news conference at Simeon Career Academy High School on Thursday, in part to address threats that had allegedly been made against numerous schools across the city. The social media threats were traced back to Hassell, who police say re-posted the social media threats made in another state and directed them toward the Chicago Public Schools.
Link to full press conference: https://t.co/Vod6kEmXqF
— Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown (@ChiefDavidBrown) September 24, 2021
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said the threats were not credible, but that his department takes “very seriously” any possibility of violence in schools.
Brown said a subsect, later identified as Hassell, was arrested Thursday and that he had made “a fairly prolific number of threats.”
Brown also said Hassell is on electronic monitoring due to similar charges brought against him in an unidentified “contiguous city.”
Hassell’s arrest comes amid several similar threats made in northwest Indiana, prompting schools in East Chicago and Hammond for in-person learning to close this week.
A boy was taken into custody in East Chicago on Thursday in connection with threats made against East Chicago Central High School. Deputy Chief of Police José Rivera said he believed the threats were a joke and part of a national social media trend.
The Hammond Police Department directed investigations into the threats in that city to the school district. City Schools of Hammond Superintendent Scott Miller did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Hammond closed its middle and high schools to in-person learning on Friday.