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Juvenile arrested in Hamilton County School bomb threat

Hamilton County States Attorney Justin Hood has announced that an arrest has been made in the bomb threat that shut down Hamilton County Junior/Senior High in McLeansboro Thursday.

McLeansboro City Police with assistance from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, Illinois Secretary of State Police, and Illinois State Police arrested a juvenile suspect Friday morning at the school.  The juvenile is being held at the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center in Benton and has been charged with falsely making a terrorist threat and disorderly conduct, both of which are felonies.