Student responsible for Center Grove High School bathroom bomb threat identified

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GREENWOOD, Ind. (April 16, 2014)—School officials have identified the student they say is responsible for writing a bomb threat on a bathroom wall at Center Grove High School that prompted a lockdown Tuesday.

School administrators said the student admitted to making the threat and was transported to the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center.

Another student discovered the threat Tuesday afternoon and alerted administrators immediately. Officers with the Center Grove Police Department and Johnson County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene and searched the building, but nothing was found.

The school sent a letter to parents Tuesday following the incident:


This afternoon, a threat was left on a bathroom wall inside Center Grove High School and was reported to the high school administration by a student. Administrators immediately notified the Center Grove Police Department (CGPD) and Johnson County Sheriff’s Department. In accordance with the school safety plan, the school was placed on a modified lockdown for a brief time so that a thorough investigation could take place. Officers searched the building, but did not find anything. CGPD officers will make every effort to determine who was responsible for the threat.

At no time did administrators or investigators believe there was an immediate danger to our staff or students. Their safety is always our priority. We appreciate students taking action and reporting concerns as they become aware of them.  


Doug Bird
Center Grove High School

The student, whose name is not being released, will be suspended pending a recommendation for expulsion.

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