Alton H.S. Evacuated For Threatening Message

Threat Allegations

ALTON, IL. (KTVI) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that the Alton high school was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon, after a threatening message was found.

The incident occurred at 1:20 pm, when school officials were notified of the threatening message.  Administrators notified the schools Madison County Sheriffs Resource Officer, who called for back-up.

Sheriff’s deputies conducted a search of the building and determined the school was safe for students and faculty to return to classes.

Investigators from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident.