Man arrested after making threats against school

A St. Joseph man was taken into custody this afternoon after allegedly making threats against a local high school.

In a message sent to parents of St. Joseph-Ogden High School students, Superintendent Jim Acklin said that at 1:04 p.m. today the  Champaign County Sheriff’s Office arrested Uriah H. Fosdick on an arrest warrant with a bond of $750,000.  

Over the weekend Fosdick allegedly made statements in front of a Sherriff’s Deputy, the substance of which was to threaten a shooting at a school.

Acklin said sheriff’s Deputies have had the Fosdick’s residence under surveillance this morning.  There is no reason to believe any other person is involved in these matters.

Acklin stressed that the school was doing everything it could to keep students safe.

"Our doors are locked every day," he said. "Visitors, as always, will need to buzz in to gain entry.  We will continue to stress to our staff and students not to let anyone in through any door during the day."

Acklin said as the situation unfolds, the school will continue to explore further options to ensure the
safety of our students and staff.


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