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The Clinton Police Department is seeking your help and information in solving a bomb threat that was reported from the Clinton Jr. High School.    


On May 14, 2019, the Clinton Police Department responded to the Clinton Jr. High School located at 701 Illini Dr. regarding a threat that was scrawled on a bathroom wall indicating there was a bomb in the building.


In response to this threat, all students and staff were immediately evacuated.  The Clinton Police Department along with school officials conducted a thorough search of the building and ultimately deemed it safe for students to return to the learning environment after no explosive device was located.   This most recent event comes on the heels of a previous bomb threat that was reported from the Clinton Jr. High only eight days prior.


Transmitting a bomb threat is a felony crime. These incidents are taken very seriously with the ultimate goal being to ensure that no valid threat ever goes unnoticed.  Any person or persons convicted of transmitting a bomb threat will face dire consequences and could be charged with a class 3 felony. Agencies expend considerable man-hours and defendants can also be ordered to incur the considerable costs for what many times is a lengthy investigation while trying to determine if a true and credible threat exists. 


Crimestoppers may pay a cash reward of up to $1000.00 when a felony arrest is made as a result of information that you have provided.  Anyone with any information regarding this threat or any other crimes or wanted fugitives is asked to contact the Clinton Area Crime Stoppers at 217-935-3333.


Remember as always; our phone line is not recorded and does not utilize caller identification.


We don’t want your name, just your information.

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