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Alton student threatened school shooting, police say

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Erik Walsh is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly threatening to shoot up Alton High School. (Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Office) Erik Walsh is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly threatening to shoot up Alton High School. (Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Office)

ALTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- An Alton, Illinois man was charged Wednesday after allegedly making threatening comments at his school.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office said Erik Walsh, 18, told fellow Alton High School students that he was "thinking about shooting up the school."

Walsh was taken into custody by deputies involved in the investigation. He is charged with disorderly conduct.  

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