Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Former student accused of making bomb threats against GBS and GBN High Schools may seek judicial intervention.
Resolution in the case of Ryan Ricco, the former District 225 student accused of making bomb threats against Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools, is getting closer, according to statements made Monday in the Skokie branch of Cook County Criminal Court. The 18-year-old Northbrook resident is charged with two separate felony counts of making false terrorist threats, carrying a possible prison term of four to 15 years, according to Cook County State’s Attorney Spokesperson Andy Conklin. He is also charged with felony disorderly conduct--which carries a possible two- to five-year prison sentence--and a misdemeanor claim of illegal possession of fireworks. “I’m seeking a 402 conference,” Ricco attorney Steven Weinberg said to Judge…
Thursday, April 21, 2011
A roundup of the region’s major developments for Thursday, April 21.
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Friday, February 18, 2011
No arraignment was held at today's appearance, which was rescheduled from Feb. 3. Ricco did not enter a plea.
Ryan Ricco, a District 225 student accused of making bomb threats to Glenbrook North and South High Schools, left the Skokie branch of Cook County Criminal Court today with a reinstated no-stalking order for the next three months. Ricco is charged with two separate felony counts of false terrorist threats, carrying a possible prison term of four to 15 years, according to Cook County State’s Attorney spokesperson Andy Conklin. Ricco did not enter a plea. The high school senior is alleged to have originally made the threat on a Facebook message to a female Glenbrook South student Dec. 8. He was charged later that day after the student’s mother reported the communication to Glenview police. According to a Glenview Police Department report, …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Indictment may be announced at Jan. 4 hearing.
No formal charges were made at a Dec. 27 hearing for Ryan Ricco, an 18-year-old District 225 student charged Dec. 8 with threatening to bomb Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools. Ricco was given a continuance until 1:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Cook County Criminal Court in Skokie. "We are still gathering information," said Cook County State's Attorney Spokesperson Tandra Simonton. "The case is still in the preliminary stages," she added, indicating an indictment may be announced Jan. 4. Ricco, who is charged with felony disorderly conduct for an alleged bomb threat and with a misdemeanor for illegal possession of fireworks, appeared in court with his parents, Denise and Gary Ricco. In addition to the criminal charges, a civil no …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
While Ryan Ricco faces a felony charge for his alleged Dec. 8 threat, students and parents mostly agree that the incident hasn't shaken their sense of security.
It started with Facebook, fireworks, and a girl. Now, District 225 high school student Ryan Ricco, 18, faces a Dec. 27 court date and a felony charge for threatening to blow up two local high schools. According to court documents, Ricco initiated unwanted contact with a female Glenbrook South student beginning June 29. Despite repeated warnings not to contact her or her sibling, Ricco continued to approach the girl via Facebook and over the phone on Sept. 26, Oct. 12 and Oct. 29. Although she did not respond to any of Ricco's contacts, he communicated with her through Facebook again on Dec. 8, and threatened to bomb the Glenbrook Schools, according to court documents and Glenview Police Department reports. Ricco told the girl that he …
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Dist. 225 student Ryan Ricco threatened school safety via a Facebook message Dec. 8.
Update, Dec. 9 at 1:50 p.m. Ryan Ricco, who was charged yesterday after police received a report that he threatened to bomb Glenbrook South and Glenbrook North via Faceook, remains in police custody. Bond was set at $250,000 D with electronic monitoring if released. Ricco is next scheduled to appear in court Dec. 27. Editor's Note: Stay tuned for more updates from Patch as new information becomes available. ------- Dec. 8, school administrators received notification from Glenview Police Department officials that a message threatening school safety had been reported via a third party. At 8:12 a.m., a resident reported her daughter had communicated via Facebook with Ryan Ricco, a fellow student and Northbrook resident. Ricco "threatened…