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A second threat in the Cowden-Herrick School District in recent weeks got the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office called to the school Monday. A threat was reportedly made on social media to a student and the school.


A 13-year-old male student of Cowden Grade School was arrested for making the threat. The threat was found to not be credible but a prank.


The first incident two weeks ago led to the arrest of a 16-year-old female student.


The investigation was aided by the social media application Instagram, the Illinois State Terrorism and Intelligence Center, and the East Central Illinois Drug Task Force.

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