Updated 11:45 a.m. Friday:
Mount Zion police Chief Adam Skundberg said the Police Department also sent an alert to village residents Friday evening via the Macon County Emergency Alert System.
The alert read:
“The MZPD continues to investigate images left on a Google review of the Mt. Zion High School, one which included a threatening statement. Information gathered indicates the source of the posts were made from outside of the United States and are intended to be a sick disgusting prank. At this time there is no indication of a viable threat. Again the investigation is ongoing and the MZPD will continue to work with the Mt. Zion School District to provide a safe environment for all students."
Skundberg said the investigation is continuing.
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MOUNT ZION — The superintendent of Mount Zion schools in a recorded message to parents Thursday night said authorities have been able to trace the origin of a threat about the high school made on a Google review.
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"Information gathered indicates the sources of the post were made from outside the United States and are intended to be a sick, disgusting prank," Superintendent Travis Roundcount said in the message.
Police have been working to find the user who left photos of a swastika and children in a concentration camp on a Google review for Mount Zion High School. The images appear when someone searches for the school. One of the images said the high school was the "best shooting range I've been to."
The same username appears on photos posted on the Mount Zion library, intermediate school, field house and JFL practice field pages.
Extra police were posted at schools this week. The school district and police asked Google to remove the images.
Roundcount in the message Thursday said the investigation is ongoing.
"At this time, there is no indication of a viable threat," he said.
Mount Zion police Chief Adam Skundberg told the Herald & Review on Wednesday that the person who made the threat about the shooting range could face a felony charge.