Johnston City HS evacuated due to bomb threat

WILLIAMSON COUNTY — School has only been in session a few weeks and one Southern Illinois school has already received a bomb threat.

According to authorities at the Johnston City High School in Williamson County, was evacuated just after 1 p.m. Thursday, after a note was reportedly found in a boys’ bathroom.

Students were evacuated to the football field bleachers and then to Washington Middle School where parents were allowed to pick up students for the day.

Three bomb threats were made to Johnston City Schools last year, with schools in Mt. Vernon, Hamilton County, and Wayne City also facing multiple evacuations throughout the school year for similar threats.