LeRoy High School student arrested for e-mailing bomb threat at school

 

LeRoy high School
Police say they’ve arrested a 17-year old Leroy High School student for allegedly e-mailing a bomb threat at the school. The building was evacuated while authorities searched for explosives. (WJBC file photo)

By Howard Packowitz

LEROY – A 17-year old LeRoy High School student is allegedly responsible for e-mailing a bomb threat that prompted school administrators to evacuate the building.

LeRoy Police Chief Jason Williamson said the teenager was arrested on the disorderly conduct charge at the end of the school day, at about 3:30 Friday afternoon.

The teen allegedly used a phone to e-mail the threat shortly after 10 a.m. Less than five minutes later, administrators decided to evacuate the building and send students to the nearby Replex recreation center.

Authorities searched the building, and students were allowed to return about 11:15 a.m.

Williamson said the McLean County State’s Attorney’s office will decide whether to try the case in juvenile or adult court.

Howard Packowitz can be reached at howard.packowitz@cumulus.com

Blogs

WJBC Voices: Jay Bee, CEO

Much of the legal analysis in law school is taught via the hypothetical question, wherein the professor poses a set of facts embodying the issue studied, and asks students to predict the outcome, based on those facts. 

WJBC Voices: Understanding TIF investments

As we near another local election, understanding what a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district is and its role in economic development seems unclear to many I talk to.

WJBC Voices: JB the CK

Based on the budget, Pritzker ought to change his initials from J.B. (whatever they stand for) to C.K. (Can Kicker).