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14-year-old student arrested after rumored gun threat on Thursday


Late last night, the Indiana State Police arrested a 14-year-old Sullivan Middle School student after allegedly threatening students, at school, during a football game Thursday evening.

At approximately 7:21 p.m., the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department 911 dispatch center received a call in reference to a subject reportedly coming to a middle school football game with a firearm. Southwest School Corp. administrators immediately took precautionary measures, moving all individuals to an alternate location, and waited for police arrival at the school.

Police promptly located the subject who was reported to have a firearm. The subject was questioned and was very cooperative with police. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the subject did not have a firearm on school grounds.  

ISP Trooper Brad Miller then started questioning school staff and students involved in the original threat. Through his investigation it was discovered that a 14-year-old student made an allegation to other students that the father was coming to the school grounds with a gun. Miller then located the student making this allegation and immediately began questioning this individual.

As a result of the investigation, Miller arrested the 14-year-old student, who made the allegation, late last night and the student was transported to the Southwest Indiana Regional Youth Village, located in Vincennes. The student was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class B Misdemeanor, and intimidation, a Level 6 Felony. 

The assisting agencies were the Sullivan City Police Department, Shelburn Town Marshal's Office and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department.

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