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Earlville student taken into police custody after reported threat

An Earlville student was taken into police custody Wednesday after school administration reported a threat made against another student and Earlville schools.
 
Superintendent Rich Faivre said parents were notified of the incident through robocalls, a Facebook message to the district's page and a post to the district's website.
 
Faivre said Wednesday night police are confident of the safety of the K-12 school's students and classes are expected to continue as scheduled Thursday.
 
Upon receiving specific information about the incident at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, school administration brought the high school boy who allegedly made the threat to the school office. 
 
The student was questioned and searched. No weapons of any kind were found, according to the district's Facebook post.
 
Due to the severity of the threat, the Earlville Police Department was called. 
Police said they believe the threat was an isolated incident and "that everyone should feel secure about their children's safety at school," according to the Facebook post.
 
There was no disruption of classes, Faivre said.
 
The district said it will cooperate with law enforcement as the investigation moves forward.
 
"Student and staff safety is always our top priority," the district said in the release. "Threats are taken very seriously. Consequences and support services will be commensurate with the offense."
 
A representative of Earlville Police was unable to be reached for comment Wednesday night.

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