St. Joseph Man Arrested After Alleged School Threat
A St. Joseph man is in custody after allegedly making threats against the local high school over the weekend.
St. Joseph-Ogden High School Superintendent Jim Acklin says 34-year old Uriah Fosdick allegedly made statements in front of a sheriff’s deputy, indicating he was threatening a shooting at a school.
Acklin says the key concern is that Fosdick lives literally blocks from the school.
“He’s a back door neighbor.” he said. “You could literally throw a rock from his yard, and toss it into our softball diamond.”
Fosdick was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Monday afternoon, and is in the Champaign County Jail on $750-thousand bond.
Acklin says there’s no reason to believe that anyone was involved with Fosdick and his alleged crime. He says the school is literally on lockdown daily, with all outside doors locked and video cameras.
But he says school officials are always assessing safety standards and St. Joseph-Odgen’s crisis management plan.