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Janitor formally charged

January 13, 2012

HARRISBURG, IL — Saline County State''s Attorney, Mike Henshaw, has formally charged a Harrisburg Middle School janitor accused of making a terrorist threat, according to the Daily Register.

Custodian Jeffery Thomas Cowsert has been charged with making a terrorist threat and disorderly conduct, the article stated.

According to the article, colleagues reported to Harrisburg School Unit 3 Superintendent Dennis Smith that Cowsert had made threats against the school if he was not promoted to head janitor when the current head retires.

Police also learned that Cowsert threatened to sabotage the school''s heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) unit in such a way that only he could repair it, the article noted.

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