Expelled Streamwood High School Teen Arrested After Posting Potentially Threatening Gun Photo

Streamwood police and Streamwood High School officials responded Saturday afternoon to a potential threat involving a gun photo by an older student that had been expelled at Streamwood High School.

Police say Kelly Iten, age 19, posted a Snapchat photo Saturday afternoon February 17, 2018 that showed him holding an Airsoft rifle that appeared to be an assault rifle on the photo. A caption with the photo included the statements: “What school is first! Here’s to a good time!”

Streamwood police, investigating the incident, recovered an Airsoft replica of an AR-15 firearm from the defendant’s bedroom, according to Gates.

Kelly Iten admitted he uploaded the photo, and that he posted the photo to Snapchat, and sent the photo to a small group of friends, according to Gates. Iten also admitted to police that the gun depicted in the photo was an Airsoft rifle.

Kelly Iten was charged with disorderly conduct, booked, and held on $30,000 bail Wednesday. Iten is believed to have been released.

Iten is scheduled to appear in Cook County Circuit Court Rolling Meadow on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Recent social media gun threats connected to Chicagoland schools have occurred in Aurora, Palos Heights, Round Lake Beach, and Woodstock.

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