3 juveniles charged after false text says shots fired at Roxana High

News-DemocratApril 2, 2014 

Three teenage boys were charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct after Tuesday's false report of shorts fired at Roxana High School, according to Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons.

Two of the juveniles are 15 and live in Roxana and Wood River. A third juvenile, 16, is from South Roxana. While the charges are felonies, the cases will remain in juvenile court.

Police agencies were contacted at 1:08 p.m. Tuesday regarding a possible active shooter at Roxana High School. The lockdown was lifted an hour later after multiple agencies who had responded to the scene determined no shots had been fired.

The investigation by police determined that the threat, sent via text message, was a hoax. Tuesday was April Fools' Day.

The teens were taken to the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center in Edwardsville.

Potential penalties range from supervision, probation or juvenile department of corrections, according to a news release from Gibbons' office.

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