A juvenile was taken into custody Friday by the Halstead Police Department on suspicion of criminal threat.

In a press release issued Friday afternoon, Halstead Police Chief Josh Orem relayed the department was made aware of a potential threat by USD 440 staff at 2:45 p.m.

The incident appeared to be isolated and there is currently no active threat at Halstead High School, according to Orem.

Orem also assured that the Halstead Police Department takes such incidents seriously and would investigate them as fully as possible to keep both the schools and community safe.