Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, the Madison County Sheriff's Department reports a 17 year old female student at Alton High was taken into custody yesterday after being found in possession of a hatchet. Authorities say another student witnessed the item and contacted a faculty member who then notified police on campus. The student was taken into custody for questioning just after Noon on Tuesday and later transported to a county facility. Police will turn over their findings to the Madison County State's Attorney's Office. The identity of the girl has not been released and no charges have been filed at this point.
Just two new people were reported held in local jails this morning, Wood River Police were holding 22 year old Jeffrey Colonna of the first block of Circle Drive in Cottage Hills, on a failure to appear warrant. 31 year old Nicole Sevier of the 100 block of Maple in Hartford, held for suspended drivers license.