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MARSHALL (JG-TC) -- A 19-year-old student has been arrested on charges in connection with making a threat at Marshall High School.

The Marshall Police Department reported in a press release that the department and the Marshall school district's administration are continuing to investigate a threat made at the Marshall High School on Monday. The department reported that police officers followed up on information received throughout the day Tuesday and maintained a visible presence at the schools.

According to the press release, the police department's investigation into the threat led to charges being filed against 19-year-old Marshall High School student Jonathon Siler. The department reported that, at this time, its information indicates one verbal threat was made by one person. The department reported that the investigation is not finished and that officers will continue to follow up on information as they receive it.

"The safety of our students is a top priority. Therefore officers of the Marshall Police will continue to be present at the Marshall schools for the rest of this week and we are working with the school administration to continue officer presence at the schools after this week," the press release reported.

The press release, which was issued late Tuesday afternoon, did not include information on the nature of the threat or the charges filed against Siler.


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