2 questioned after threat prompts alert at Noblesville High School
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (March 24, 2016) – Noblesville police questioned two people in connection with a school threat made on social media late Wednesday night.
The threat referenced a possible shooting at Noblesville High School. The school sent out an alert and said classes would be held on normal schedule Thursday. The school said police presence was increased at the school as a precaution.
The threat was related to what the school characterized as a “racially derogatory” post from a student on Twitter.
Noblesville police spoke to two individuals about the case. After further investigation, both were released. Police said Thursday that there were no suspects or persons of interest.
“The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority and we immediately engaged law enforcement and have been carefully monitoring this situation throughout the night,” the school said in reference to the incident.
“Additionally, we have addressed the racially inappropriate tweet with significant consequences for the student in question. We do not condone that type of behavior and are passionate about creating an environment where all our students feel safe and respected.”