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Du Quoin police arrest teen after threat on social media

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DU QUOIN  - The Du Quoin Police Department has a 17-year-old suspect in custody after a threatening post was made on social media. 

The threat referenced Sandy Hook, according to the Du Quoin Evening Call

The paper said the suspect, a male, was also a student at Du Quoin High School. 

After an initial investigation by the DQPD, in cooperation with the Perry County State's Attorney and District 300, the teen was arrested on the charge of disorderly conduct, a class 4 felony.

The teen was sent to a juvenile detention center.

The investigation is ongoing. 

Police plan to still have a presence at the high school throughout the school day on Monday. 

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