Police arrest Lawrence Central student accused of making online threat directed at HSE

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FISHERS, Ind. – Fishers police arrested a Lawrence Central High School student accused of making an online threat directed at Hamilton Southeastern Schools.

An Instagram threat was posted on screen at an off-campus HSE High School Young Life event Monday night. In a message to parents and staff, the school said the Instagram post alluded to “an act of school violence.” Several volunteers saw the message and reported it to Fishers Police and school administrators.

Fishers police investigators and Hamilton Southeastern School officials worked through the night and determined the threat was most likely a hoax.

Investigators later identified the person responsible for the hoax, and early this afternoon, they located and arrested him. The juvenile was taken into custody and transported to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center without incident.

The 16-year-old is being charged with false informing and obstruction of justice.

Fishers Chief of Police Mitch Thompson released the following statement Tuesday afternoon: “The safety of our kids is our number one priority. We are very fortunate to have strong working relationships with school officials, students, and the community.”

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