By Jim Hagerty
The 19-year-old Crystal Lake, Ill., man accused of threatening to kill Harvard High School students in a rap video pleaded not guilty Thursday, Feb. 20.
Trevor Pilz posted the video of him rapping on Facebook the week of Jan. 27. He was arrested Friday, Jan 31, after the video made its way to Harvard school officials, who contacted police.
During the song, Pilz allegedly rapped: “I’ll take 20 kid from Harvard high and stand them all in line and take a revolver and start shooting… . You better be ready because I’m coming home to Harvard real soon.”
Pilz is from Harvard but went to Woodstock High School, police said.
Police said Pilz did not mention Harvard students by name in the video, but investigators found an expletive-filled death threat on the teen’s Facebook page.
Pilz has been charged with a Class 4 felony count of disorderly conduct. He is due back in court April 3.
A Class 4 felony is punishable by up to three years in prison and fines of up to $25,000.