A 13-year-old Indiana boy was arrested Friday after investigators decided threats he made on Snapchat to shoot up a dance at his college “have been reputable,” police stated.
The Lafayette Police Division was notified of the Tecumseh Junior Excessive Faculty scholar’s threats on the picture-taking app at 12:14 a.m., in line with a information launch.
Investigators contacted Snapchat for assist finding the teenager, Lt. Justin Hartman informed NBC Information.
“The suspect admitted to and confessed to creating the threats,” he stated with out disclosing what the kid stated or how he allegedly deliberate to hold out the assault at Friday evening’s dance.
The coed, whose title was not launched, was arrested on a cost of intimidation, in line with the discharge. He was scheduled to seem in court docket earlier than a choose someday Friday.
“We don’t imagine that there’s an ongoing menace right now,” police stated. “Nevertheless, there can be an elevated safety presence for the varied actions this night close to Jefferson Excessive Faculty and Tecumseh Center Faculty.”
The dance at Tecumseh, a faculty with 1,102 college students in seventh and eighth grade, will go on as deliberate, in line with the college district.
“The LPD feels assured this was an remoted particular person who made the menace,” Lafayette Faculty Company Superintendent Les Huddle stated in an announcement.