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Alton student sentenced to community service for threat against school

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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) – A teenager was sentenced to community service and ordered to pay a fine after making threatening comments at Alton High School earlier this year.

Erik Walsh, 18, pleaded guilty to a charge of misdemeanor disorderly after telling fellow students that he was “thinking about shooting up the school” in February. The Madison County judge dismissed felony charges against Walsh after he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.

Walsh was ordered to pay a $500 fine and sentenced to 100 hours of community service.

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