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19-year-old facing charges after threat at school in Marshall

Police in Marshall, Illinois used their social media page to announce an arrest regarding a school threat.

Posted: Feb. 27, 2018 3:01 PM
Updated: Feb. 27, 2018 5:45 PM

MARSHALL, Ill. (WTHI) - Police in Marshall, Illinois credit a quick investigation for resolving a situation centered around a threat towards one of its schools.

Marshall Police posted an announcement about the arrest on its Facebook page last night.

The threat came in the evening, according to police. From there, they launched an investigation and developed one suspect. Police say an arrest has been made and charges were filed.

Marshall Police report 19-year-old Jonathonn Siler made the verbal threat. 

The release concluded that Marshall PD takes all school threats seriously, and they will work "swiftly and efficiently" to eliminate those threats.

"This investigation is not finished, we will continue to follow up on information as we receive it. The safety of our students is a top priority. Therefore Officers of the Marshall Police will continue to be present at the Marshall Schools for the rest of this week and we are working with the School Administration to continue officer presence at the schools after this week."

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