Threats made at local schools in Illinois and Missouri

Law enforcement in Missouri and Illinois have responded to threats made at local schools.

Around 2:00 pm. on Wednesday, the Massac County Sheriff’s Office was called to Joppa High School because a student had made a threat of shooting up the school.

Deputies responded to the school within seven minutes and found the student in the principal’s office.

The student was placed into custody and taken to the Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

Deputies also did a search of the school but did not find any weapons.

Over in Cape Girardeau, police are investigating another threat.

Thursday evening, the Cape Girardeau Police Department was notified of a possible threat made by a student of Cape Central High School towards the high school campus.

The student was identified and interviewed. The matter is now under review by the Cape Girardeau County Juvenile authorities and an investigation is ongoing.

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