NEWTON — A Newton Community High School Student was removed from school Wednesday after an investigation tied them to threats written on the wall of a bathroom stall. The student is now facing legal action under the Illinois Juvenile Court Act.
The suspect was identified with help from High School Principal Beth Probst and Superintendent Andrew Johnson. The threats were directed at another student who has now been briefed by law enforcement.
Jasper County State’s Attorney Chad Miller said, “the safety of our children is something we take very seriously. I commend the Newton Community High School and Superintendent Johnson for addressing the professionally and quickly. The Newton Police Department and Illinois State Police worked diligently together to resolve the matter.”
Attorney Miller said that he was happy to have the issue resolved so that students can go back to business as usual.