CARMEL, Ind. – Police have arrested two male students in connection with social media threats directed at Carmel High School.
The students, ages 15 and 16, whose identities have not been released by authorities, are now facing charges of intimidation, a level 6 felony.
Police say one of the teens made the threat to "get out of school" and the other did it as a "joke/dare."
The police department says the threats the boys made on Snapchat were fabricated and they had no means to carry them out.
But Tuesday morning, heightened security was in place around the high school as a precaution.
“We would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding throughout this lengthy investigation,” said the department. “As a collaborative effort, safety and security in our schools is a top priority and concern.”
Detectives say they worked closely with school officials to track down the two teens.
Carmel Clay Schools sent the following statement to parents Monday night:
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.
Dr. Amy Dudley & Mr. Roger McMichael
Interim Superintendents, Carmel Clay Schools