FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Illinois State Police have reported that local law enforcement across 19 counties received a total of 21 calls reporting threats to schools in the area on Wednesday.

According to a release from ISP, Law enforcement and emergency responders have not found any real threats as a result of the calls, and The ISP Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center have no current additional information concerning credible threats that would cause concern for school safety.

All law enforcement, and public safety officers, along with privet sector security officials continue to remain vigilant and are reporting all suspicious behavior to local agencies. While there is a pattern in the illegitimate calls, law enforcement and security officials continue to take each report seriously. 

The ISP also mention that communities across Illinois have experienced “swatting” with the release describing the act as “dangerous and illegal fake calls about an active shooter situation, typically at a school.”

The following cities and their counties throughout Illinois that have reported calls today are as follows:

  • Champaign | Champaign County
  • Chicago | Cook County
  • Aurora | DuPage County
  • Carbondale | Jackson County
  • Murphysboro | Jackson County
  • Mount Vernon | Jefferson County
  • Vienna | Johnson County
  • Dixon | Lee County
  • Decatur | Macon County
  • Granite City | Maddson County
  • Collinsville | Madison County
  • Centralia | Marion County
  • Bloomington | McLean County
  • Jacksonville | Morgan County
  • Peoria | Peoria County
  • Pittsfield | Pike County
  • Eldorado | Saline County
  • Springfield | Sangamon County
  • Freeport | Stephenson County
  • Marion | Williamson County
  • Rockford | Winnebago County