The Rock Island County State’s Attorney’s Office is reviewing a juvenile case for possible charges after police were called Thursday morning to Rock Island High School for an aggravated battery complaint.
The incident happened about 10:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of 25th Avenue, and the victim was described as a 47-year-old man, according to the Rock Island Police Department. Officers were called to the location about 11 a.m. There was no indication in police reports whether the victim suffered any significant injury, and the department declined to release further details, stating that the incident involved a juvenile and citing state law.
The high school largely covers that block.
Rock Island County State’s Attorney John McGehee said Tuesday afternoon that his office was looking at the case, which involved an incident at the high school, to determine whether criminal charges would be filed.
He said he could not comment on the underlying facts of the case because it was being handled in juvenile court.
The Rock Island-Milan School District also confirmed on Monday that there was an incident Thursday morning at the high school but that it was not considered a threat to the facility as a whole. The district also declined to provide further information.
Aggravated battery, which is a felony charge, can encompass a wide range of circumstances from physical contact like shoving to someone causing serious injuries. A police report is an initial description of an incident. Should charges be filed, they may be of a less serious nature. That decision is in the hands of the prosecutors reviewing the evidence of the case.