Man charged with making bomb threat at SWIC campus

Man charged with making bomb threat at SWIC campus

James Sherrell, 19, was charged with making a bomb threat that closed SWIC's Belleville campus on Thursday.

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by Justine Ward / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 20 at 7:15 PM

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- A 19-year-old man was charged Friday with making a bomb threat that canceled classes at a Southwestern Illinois College campus.

James Sherrell, of Caseyville, Ill., is the alleged author of a note written on the wall of a SWIC bathroom, detailing a possible bomb threat. The writing caused the school’s subsequent evacuation and cancellation of classes Thursday.

St. Clair County police said they found no evidence of a bomb after a thorough dog search of the college campus.

Following an investigation and interview with the suspect, Sherrell was charged with disorderly conduct and held on a $40,000 bond.

Sherrell is currently being held at the St. Clair County jail.

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