Evanston police say a 13-year-old student at King Lab school has been charged in connection with a bomb threat at the school last week.

Police say the girl admitted writing “I will bomb this school” on a roll of toilet paper and leaving it in a girl’s bathroom at mid-afternoon on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Another student discovered the note and told a teacher. Police were called and searched the school but found no suspicious items.

Police say that, based on video footage from a camera outside the restroom, investigators identified and interviewed students who’d used the room about the time of the incident. Those interviews led to the reported confession.

The girl has been referred to juvenile court.

A bomb threat was also reported Sept. 22 at Haven Middle School and on Sept. 19 at Evanston Township High School. Those incidents are still under investigation.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. So…Are we still on board

    So…Are we still on board with "prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law" even as a juvenile? How about expulsion? How about holding the parents accountable? We all know what the juvenile courts will do for her..

  2. King Lab bomb threat suspect

    Yes, the fullest extent of the law should apply.  When parents cannot instill a sense of responsibility and hence consequence into their children, then the laws of society must be activated. 

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