Subject in Custody in Alleged Threat Made to Pope County Student

GOLCONDA – Illinois State Police in Ullin say one person is in custody regarding an anonymous threat sent via the internet to a Pope County student.

Through a joint effort investigation by the ISP, local law enforcement agencies and the Pope County School District, a suspect was identified and has been taken into custody.

The school district contacted ISP Tuesday about the alleged threat.

ISP and the Pope County Sheriff’s Department have officers at the school to ensure safety and order is maintained throughout the day.