Gibson City man arrested for making threat involving GCMS High School

GIBSON CITY — A Gibson City man was arrested shortly after midnight Monday for allegedly threatening to go to Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School and “possibly do something” to a female family member who attends school there, the city’s police chief said.

Chief Adam Rosendahl was willing to disclose few details about the incident Monday afternoon, noting it was “an ongoing case.”

“Basically, he made a threat about coming in and possibly doing something to her at the school,” Rosendahl said.

Rosendahl said the girl reported the incident to police, who subsequently arrested 43-year-old Adit P. Bhiday at his home in Gibson City around 12:59 a.m. Monday. Rosendahl said Bhiday was arrested on a Class 4 felony charge of disorderly conduct/making a threat against a person/school.

Bhiday remained at the Ford County Jail in Paxton on Monday afternoon.

No bond had been set as of Monday afternoon, and no formal charges had been filed in Ford County Circuit Court by State’s Attorney Andrew Killian.

After the threat was reported, Gibson City police contacted Jeremy Darnell, superintendent of the GCMS school district, who joined Gibson City officers and Ford County sheriff’s deputies in conducting a precautionary “security check” of all three GCMS schools, Rosendahl said.

“It was a threat to a student who is one of our students, and because it was to one of our students, we wanted to be overly cautious and make sure there was not anything dangerous to the kids,” Darnell said.

After nothing suspicious was found, Darnell made the decision to have school as scheduled on Monday.

Darnell said he put out an “all-call” to GCMS students’ parents at 7 a.m. as a “proactive” measure to  make sure they were aware of what had happened.


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