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Ben Davis High School Student Arrested for Making Threat on Social Media

The student wasn't at the school when the threat was made.

INDIANAPOLIS -- A Ben Davis High School student was arrested Wednesday for making a threat against the school on social media.

Superintendent of Wayne Township schools, Dr. Jeff Butts, said on Twitter that school administrators received information late Wednesday morning about a threat made by a student in a social media chat group. 

The student wasn't at school when the threat was made, so Wayne Township School Police went to his house to detain him.

Dr. Butts says officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department questioned the student, and he has been charged as an adult with felony intimidation.  

More than 30 arrests have been made involving threats at Indiana high schools since the Feb. 14 deadly shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida.

Most recently, on Tuesday, three students were arrested for making social media threats against Southport High School. 




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