A Fulton, Illinois, teen has been arrested after he allegedly made threats Tuesday to harm students at Fulton High School, forcing the school to be placed on lockdown, Fulton Police Lt. Donnie Pridemore said.
About 11:05 a.m., Pridemore said, police were alerted to the threats to bodily harm students.
Police determined the threats to be credible, and the investigation led them to a suspect, Fulton High School graduate Blake A. Dornbush, 18.
With help from the Whiteside County Sheriff’s and Moline Police departments, Dornbush was located and taken into custody about 1:30 p.m.
Dornbush is charged with disorderly conduct involving the threat of violence, death or bodily harm. The charge is a Class 4 felony under Illinois law that carries a prison sentence of one to three years.
Officers searched Dornbush’s vehicle and home but did not find any firearms or other weapons.
Dornbush was being held Tuesday night in the Whiteside County Jail pending a first appearance Wednesday in Whiteside County Circuit Court.