CHICAGO (CBS) — A juvenile is facing charges for possessing explosive materials, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The charges come after an investigation by the Batavia Police Department, Kane County and the FBI.READ MORE: Over 15,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
On Tuesday, the FBI told Batavia police they received a tip that someone in Batavia had purchased materials that could be used to create explosives when mixed together.
A juvenile Batavia High School student’s home was searched, Batavia police say, and various explosive ingredients were located, along with a mixture of explosive materials. Officials conducted a controlled detonation where the items were found due to the mixture’s highly volatile nature, police said.READ MORE: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Asks Bidders For Chicago Casino To Submit Formal Plans By August 23
Officials said immediate neighbors were made aware of the incident but were not at risk.
Bomb sniffing dogs also searched Batavia High School, but no evidence of explosives or explosive components were found.MORE NEWS: Cook County Health Offers Walk-In COVID Vaccines At Tinley Park, Matteson Mass Vaccination Sites Through Saturday
The juvenile is currently in custody at the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center.