School district takes extra precautions after threat found

A local school district was on high alert after a threatening note was found in a girl's restroom on Tuesday.

Camp Point Central School Superintendent Marty Cook said the note was found in a junior high girl's restroom after school.

A student came forward Wednesday with a confession.

"This matter has been referred to the State TMs Attorney TMs Office and will also be addressed by the...Board of Education," according to a press release.

Parents were notified about the bathroom note via automated messaging Tuesday evening.

Cook told KHQA law enforcement swept through the junior high and high school buildings Tuesday evening and did not find anything suspicious.

The district contacted a law enforcement squad in Springfield that specializes in these types of threats. That squad arrived overnight and searched the buildings again before staff arrived Wednesday.

Cook said students' backpacks were checked upon arrival Wednesday morning.

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