Mooresville school investigates student threat
A central Indiana school district says it investigated a threat made by an elementary school student Monday.
Parents with children at Waverly Elementary School in the Mooresville school district tell Eyewitness News they received an email from administrators Monday. In the email, Principal Warren Dubois says the student made "threatening remarks" toward other students as well as himself, and students reported it to a staff member.
The principal said after speaking to the student's family, school administrators "determined that he would not have been able to carry out the threats made; however, disciplinary actions have been taken."
The message concludes by saying, "We wanted to let you know the details about this incident so you would have all of the facts. We are very proud of the students who notified the staff of the situation. We hope you will take this opportunity to remind your child(ren) that if they ever see anything which makes them feel unsafe to please let a school staff member know right away. Also please be sure that they understand that remarks about harming themselves or others are not a joke."
The incident comes after the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting. Police or school districts have investigated several unspecified threats against schools all over the country in the wake of the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary.