Police say a student was arrested at Urbana High School Monday (May 13, 2019) after being found to have 49 rounds of ammunition in their backpack. An Urbana Police Resource Officer on duty at the school had received information that a student had threatened another student on social media. Police say it included a threat of violence using a firearm.
The student was taken to a counselor’s office where police say the student resisted a pat down search by officers. The student was then arrested and tentatively charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly making a school threat, illegal possession of ammunition, and resisting or obstructing a peace officer.
The student was transported to the Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information, photographs, or video recordings regarding this case is encouraged to call Urbana Police at 217-384-2320. Callers may remain anonymous by calling Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS, or tips can be submitted at champaigncountycrimestoppers.com. Or you can submit a tip on the free P3 Tips app which is available at ITunes and Google Play app stores.
As with all cases, the person taken into custody is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. The fact a person has been charged with a crime does not necessarily indicate guilt.