Taylorville High School and Taylorville Police Department released this statement at 5:04 Friday afternoon:
Shortly before the dismissal of school on Friday, February 2, 2018, a message was discovered at Taylorville High School. The message was not easily visible. Based on the circumstances of the message and location, it was not deemed a credible threat.
In cooperation with the Taylorville Police Department, the Illinois Secretary of State Police and the Taylorville Administration, a complete sweep of Taylorville High School was conducted. This sweep did not result in any indication of a credible threat.
As an added measure, the Secretary of State Police provided their perspective and services regarding the possible threat. They were in the area and adivsed that they would assist to provide support and additional training for their K-9 teams.