Update 1:50 p.m.

GEORGETOWN, Ill. (WCIA) — The Georgetown Police Department has released new information about a social media threat that resulted in the cancelation of in-person classes on Monday at Ridge Farm schools.

Officials said that the investigation revealed the threat, which included racially threatening comments, was made by a juvenile living in another state. The social media account that posted the threat was made using a profile that falsely depicted the user as a student at Ridge Farm schools.

Georgetown Police confirmed that the people involved in the threat have been identified. Once the investigation is completed, it will be turned over to the Vermilion County State’s Attorney for possible charges.


Original Article:

GEORGETOWN, Ill. (WCIA) — All students and staff in the Georgetown Ridge Farm School District are to remain home today and participate in e-learning following a threat.

The school district posted on their Facebook page yesterday evening that they were made aware of a social media threat that was made toward the high school.

The district confirmed this morning that all students and staff are to stay home today as law enforcement continues their investigation.