Round Lake Beach man arrested after disturbing social media posts
Bail was set at $1 million Thursday for a former Carmel Catholic High School student who made comments on social media some people associated with the Mundelein school found disturbing, authorities said.
Steven Alvarado, 24, of the 1400 block of Beverly Drive in Round Lake Beach, is charged with felony disorderly conduct. He was being held at the Lake County jail after his court appearance.
Police started investigating complaints about Alvarado's social media posts early Wednesday morning, within hours of the posts appearing, Mundelein Police Chief John Monahan said.
Officers spoke with him and his mother about the concerns that had been raised, but the posts continued, Monahan said.
Alvarado subsequently was arrested.
Alvarado attended Carmel from 2011 to 2013, a school spokeswoman said. He didn't graduate from the private school, she said.
Alvarado didn't intend to hurt anyone at the school or commit a crime there, Round Lake Beach Deputy Police Chief Wayne Wilde said. No weapons were recovered.
He was arrested because his posts alarmed and disturbed a lot of people, Wilde said.
Police activity at Carmel High increased because of the concerns.
Alvarado is next scheduled to appear in court June 9.