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SULLIVAN — Jalon Warren, 18, appeared in Moultrie County Court on Tuesday on a Class X felony charge of making a terrorist threat, after police said he made a bomb threat against a Sullivan public school on Friday. 

During his initial court appearance, Warren said he wanted to seek his own private counsel and requested a continuance, court records show. He was being held in the Moultrie County Detention Center on $10,000 bond Tuesday, Moultrie County Sheriff Chris Sims said.

The Sullivan Police Department released a statement Friday that said officers were contacted that day after a school staff member found a sticky note on a bathroom mirror that said a bomb would go off at 1:30 p.m.

Superintendent Ted Walk said in a statement that the district couldn't immediately determine the credibility of the threat and was not willing to take chances, so all of the district's buildings were evacuated.

High school and middle school students were dismissed while law enforcement, and school administration searched the building and grounds, Walk said. No evidence of a bomb was found, he said.

Warren was taken into custody later on Friday. He is due to return to court for his arraignment on 9 a.m April 5, court records show.  

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