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Woodland officials track down bomb threat

A student admitted to writing a bomb threat on the bathroom stall in the high school portion of Woodland School with no intent or means of carrying out the threat, according to a press release issued by Superintendent Ryan McGuckin.

The administration of the school, south of Streator, received word of the threat Tuesday after school hours and conducted interviews with students Wednesday morning prior to classes that led them to the suspected student.
 
Administrators contacted the Livingston County Sheriff's Office regarding the incident and two county deputies worked on the search, security of the building and suspects of the incident into late Tuesday, McGuckin said in the release. 
 
Administrators looked through the camera system to log who had been in and out of the restroom in the hours the incident most likely occurred. They interviewed those students individually at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday. Of the students interviewed, a student admitted to administrators the offense of writing on the stall. The student also told administrators they had no intent of following through with the threat and had no means of completing the task, McGuckin said.
 
The school continues to cooperate with the Livingston County Sheriff's Office in the matter. Anyone with information can contact McGuckin at 815-672-5974 or Livingston County Sheriff's Office at 815-844-0911.
 
"We at Woodland will continue to take the safety of our students as our number one priority," McGuckin said in the statement.

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