Urbana High student arrested over alleged social-media threat involving gun

Urbana High student arrested over alleged social-media threat involving gun

URBANA — An Urbana High School student was arrested Monday after allegedly making threats involving a gun toward another student at a different school on social media.

Urbana police said staff at the school alerted them to the threat Monday morning, noting that it wasn't directed at an Urbana High student.

The student was taken out of class to a counselor's office, where two officers attempted a pat down for weapons, but the student "resisted the pat down by the officers," police said, and was then arrested and searched.

Police said they discovered 49 rounds of pistol ammunition in the backpack of the student, who was sent to the Champaign County Youth Detention Center on charges of disorderly conduct, illegal possession of ammunition and resisting an officer.

Calls to Urbana High officials went to voicemail, but in an email sent to parents Monday afternoon, Principal Deloris Brown said the incident was "unrelated to the shootings over the weekend."

"There is not and was not any immediate threats to the safety and security of our building, students or staff members," she said, adding that the school will continue to communicate "applicable information" to Urbana police.

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