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A 17-year-old is in custody after a social media threat was made to Taylorville High School Thursday night. The Taylorville Police Department made the arrest late Friday.


Taylorville Police Chief Brian Hile says the details about the original threatening post are still up in the air, so it’s possible this individual’s post may or may not be the post that led to the original investigation.



Hile says Taylorville’s incident comes as there has been a wave of threatening posts across Central Illinois.



Hile says there will be an initial hearing on the case Monday, and at that point, there will be more information on the formal charges this juvenile will be facing.

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