Student taken into juvenile custody after making threat to Zeigler-Royalton school

Student taken into juvenile custody after making threat to Zeigler-Royalton school
It’s believed that the minor responsible acted alone and there is no immediate danger to the school

BENTON, IL (KFVS) - A 12-year-old was taken to the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center following a threat made to a Zeigler-Royalton grade school and a family member.

According to State’s Attorney Evan Owens, the case is being investigated by the sheriff’s department and the school district.

Owens says measures were taken by school officials and law enforcement to make sure the students and others were safe.

It’s believed that the minor responsible acted alone and there is no immediate danger to the school, according to Evans.

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