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Yorkville

Police: Written threat in Yorkville school bathroom 'unfounded'

Yorkville Intermediate School
Yorkville Intermediate School

YORKVILLE – Yorkville police and school officials are investigating an alleged written threat made within one of the public schools in the city.

School administrators were notified at about 12:48 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 by a student that a drawing and comment indicating a threat to Yorkville Intermediate School at 103 E. Schoolhouse Road were written in a bathroom stall, according to a Monday news release from Yorkville police and Yorkville School District 115.

Yorkville police and school administration were quickly able to determine the threat was unfounded, the release said.

School and police officials will continue to investigate the incident, the release said. They said in the release students and teachers may see an increased police presence at the school as the investigation continues.

Yorkville Police Dep. Chief Behr Pfizenmaier said police or school officials haven't pinpointed who made the threat. He said police are still working with the school to determine which student or students may have done so.

"That's still the ongoing investigation portion of it," Pfizenmaier said.

Pfizenmaier said the worst case scenario would be that the student who made the unfounded threat would be looking at disorderly conduct charges for alarming individuals. Beyond that, he said, disciplinary action would fall under school officials.

• This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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