Marion Authorities Arrest Man For School Bomb Threat, Deal With Another Threat Thursday

(MARION, IL) — Marion Police say an 18-year-old Marion man will be charged with felony disorderly conduct involving the bomb threat earlier this week at Marion High School. Police say Anthony Chaney was identified as the suspect and additional charges are pending.  School officials notified police about the bomb threat at 9:45 Tuesday morning. Students were evacuated to the Crisp Complex on South Carbon Street and later released. Police along with Marion firefighters did a sweep of the school for possible explosives. Nothing was found. Meanwhile, in an unrelated story, Marion High School was put on a soft lockdown Thursday to investigate two potentially suspicious notes. According to Principal Jacob Davis, Marion Police were called to the school to help with the investigation stayed there for an extended period of time to provide an additional layer of safety. Students were not allowed to leave early and school was dismissed at 3:15.  No other details are available at this time.