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Man charged with making bomb threat at SWIC campus

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

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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