Zion police say a person who allegedly posted a shooting threat towards Zion-Benton High School on social media was taken into custody on Thursday.
The Zion Police Department said they received a report of a threatening statement made on social media that mentioned Zion-Benton High School.
Police said in a statement that they identified the source of the post and took the person into custody “pending further investigation.”
The Zion Police Department said there was no longer a threat to the school after taking the person into custody.
“The Zion Police Department would like to thank everyone involved, including the school and concerned citizens, for the information and assistance that was provided,” police officials said.
A screenshot of the social media post was shared with Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
The threat was posted on Snapchat and included the caption, “If y’all go to Zion Benton chill. We coming to block a person [gun emoji] so if u there leave.”
Below the first caption was a second caption that added, “F–k you Z Mfs got going on?”
Police have not said if any charges have been or will be filed against the poster of the threat.