GOSHEN — A Goshen High School student has been detained by police after making threats toward the school and another student. The student is being held in the Elkhart County Juvenile Detention Center and will appear in juvenile court Thursday, Dec. 17. The student has been charged with intimidation.
The Goshen Police School Resource Officer, Mike Johnson, assigned to the Goshen High School was notified by the school’s assistant principal of an incident involving a student making threats with a firearm via text message to another student. The threats were directed toward the entire school and suggested the suspect would bring about harm to many with a firearm, not just the recipient of the text message.
Johnson joined school staff in the office to where the suspect was escorted. Johnson searched the suspect, his belongings, and his locker. No weapon was located.
Due to the severity of the threat and the history of the suspect, arrangements were made in conjunction with Elkhart County Juvenile Detention staff to detain the suspect until his emergency hearing on Thursday.
Every measure was taken by school administration and police officers to address the juvenile’s threat and potentially prevent any additional actions or violence by the suspect.
The school administration has suspended the juvenile pending his expulsion hearing. The juvenile court system will hear the case and determine what further action may be required