Juvenile in custody after social media threat made to Indian Creek High School


TRAFALGAR, Ind. (WTHR) – A juvenile is in custody after a threat was made to Indian Creek High School on social media Monday.

Trafalgar Police Department was made aware of the threat around 2:45 p.m.

According to police, the threat was made on Instagram and said, "Can I get a RIP because the school's probably gonna get shot up, LOL."

Police then visited the juvenile's home where the mother allowed them to search the child's room. No weapons were found.

The juvenile was later taken into custody and transported to the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center.

It's not known whether any charges will be made. Trafalgar Police is conducting an investigation.

This is the third seperate threat made to Indian Creek High School in the past week and a half. Another school threat was found in a girl's restroom Friday and then last Monday, a male student threatened to bring a gun to school.

The school district notified the community on Facebook, writing "We want you to be aware that the administration of ICHS has exercised extreme diligence and taken all necessary and proper actions to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and community. Incidents of this nature are very serious and will receive disciplinary action of suspension and/or expulsion in addition to criminal prosecution."

Following the incident on Friday, the district said they planned to have an increased police presence and "do not anticipate any disruptions next week as a result of this incident."

Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson Superintendent Tim Edsell released this statement to Eyewitness News Tuesday morning:

"We communicated each of these incidents/threats to all of our families in a timely manner, so that they were aware of what was occurring at our high school. With the first and third incident, both students are being disciplined to the highest extent of our school policies and procedures along with criminal proceedings. At this time, neither of these students are in school attendance. This type of behavior is not tolerated and unacceptable. Providing a safe learning environment is our utmost priority here at Indian Creek Schools."