Suspect in custody following internet threat to Pope Co., IL student

Suspect arrest after school threat

POPE COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Illinois State Police officials said a person is in custody after an anonymous threat was sent via the internet to a student.

State police said they were contacted on February 12 by the Administration of the Pope County School District regarding the threat.

A joint effort investigation by state police and local law enforcement agencies and the school district led to the identification of the suspect.

Officers will be stationed at the school to insure safety and order is maintained throughout the day.

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