WARSAW — A student has been detained in connection with threats to local schools that apparently began Friday, Dec. 18.
The Warsaw Police Department issued a press release on Monday, Dec. 20, stating that a student “has been identified and detained” in connection to threats made against Edgewood Middle School and the Tippecanoe Valley School system.
Police had been investigating several local threats as of last Friday at Edgewood Middle School and the Tippecanoe Valley School system.
Police said the student has been cooperating in the investigation and that Warsaw detectives used a variety of investigative means to narrow in on who sent the threats through Snapchat.
As of Monday morning, Warsaw Police kept an increased presence at Edgewood Middle School as well as other schools.
“Warsaw Police, supported by the assistance of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, collaborated with both school systems to seek, and identify the threat. Warsaw investigators worked tirelessly through the weekend to isolate this threat and put students, parents, as well as teachers and staff at ease,” the statement said.
“Additionally, we were afforded assistance from the Indiana State Police throughout this investigation and greatly appreciate their help,” the news release said.
The case is still being actively investigated, police said.
“We want to thank all who understood the seriousness of this case and sent in information or tips through central dispatch, the department, and our social media platforms. The Warsaw Police Department and Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office want our community to know that we will always work together diligently to protect our children within and around our local schools.”