Middle-schooler's threat prompts Hoopeston Area to increase police presence

Middle-schooler's threat prompts Hoopeston Area to increase police presence

HOOPESTON — After a Hoopeston Area Middle School student made what Superintendent Suzzette Hesser called "a verbal threat to student safety" on Thursday, the case was referred to local police.

In a letter to parents and guardians, Hesser did not specify what the threat entailed, saying only that "at no time was any individual in danger today."

"All threats to our students, faculty, and schools are taken seriously, investigated thoroughly, and disciplined to the fullest extent possible in conjunction with the local police department," she went on to say.

The superintendent said there will be an increased police presence at the school Friday.

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Old School wrote on February 15, 2018 at 11:02 pm

Hoopeston has changed ..... not at all surprised by this.

jparks wrote on February 15, 2018 at 11:02 pm

In light of the tragic school shooting that happened in Florida yesterday, it seems to me that a message needs to be sent to everyone, not just high school students, that the Judicial System is not being taken seriously.  I have said this for years.

787 wrote on February 16, 2018 at 7:02 am

... the Judicial System is not being taken seriously...

In Champaign County, much of the problem is Julia Rietz and what's left of her office.    Three charges against someone?  Flat out dismiss two, and plea down the third to probation.... Next!