Students facing charges for terroristic threat to Sangamon Valley High School
Two Sangamon Valley High School students are in custody after making threats.
The 15 and 17-year-old are charged with making a terroristic threat and disorderly conduct.
According to officials at Sangamon Valley High School, the teens made the threats last week.
They're now in the Peoria Juvenile Detention Center.
It was the first of two threats the district is dealing with.
The second incident happened Tuesday where a third student was taken into custody after a similar threat was made.
That student wasn't charged.
On 02/16/18 at approximately 3:45pm, the Macon Co. Sheriff’s Office received a call from an individual regarding a student from the Sangamon Valley Schools that was allegedly planning to bring a gun to school to cause a disturbance. Through the initial investigation two juvenile male students, ages 15 and 17, were taken into custody and transferred to the Peoria Juvenile Detention Center. They were detained on the preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct and Making a Terroristic Threat.
Both juveniles appeared in Macon County court on 2/20/18 and the judge ordered that the two individuals remain in the custody of the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center.
During the school day on 02/20/18, our office was contacted by school administrators regarding another juvenile student that had made a statement that concerned the school. That student was thoroughly interviewed by detectives and subsequently released to the custody of his parents pending further investigation.
At this time we do not believe that there is an immediate threat involving the school or students, nor any information that any other individuals are involved in either incident. Because this is an on-going investigation we are unable to release any further information or details. Due to the suspects being juveniles, we can’t release their names.
The Macon County Sheriff’s Office takes threats and information about possible incidents in and around schools very seriously. When information similar to this is received by our office we deploy all necessary resources and work side by side with school administration & staff to quickly and thoroughly investigate to resolve the issue.