Two Teenagers Arrested for Making Threats to Carmel High School
CARMEL, Ind--Two teen boys have been arrested for making social media threats towards students and staff at Carmel High School.
Carmel police say the two boys have been charged with felony intimidation and were taken to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center.
School will proceed as normal Tuesday, but there will be an increased police presence. Officials don't believe the students were under any real threat.
"All evidence supports these social media threats were fabricated by both juveniles and they had no means to carry out the threats," police said in a statement sent Monday evening. "At this time, Carmel Police is still following up on further leads regarding the investigation."
Carmel Clay Schools sent the following statement to parents Monday evening:
"In our ongoing desire to keep you updated, we want to share with our school community that two arrests have been made by the Carmel Police Department in connection with the two threats that were posted on the social media app, Snapchat. We thank the Carmel Police Department and our Carmel school resource officers for their tireless effort and swift action. We greatly appreciate the Carmel community for their outpouring of support, cooperation and assistance in bringing closure to these events. We remain committed to providing a safe learning environment for our children. The safety and security of our students at all of our schools continues to be our top priority."
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