Officials: School threat not credible

NEW PALESTINE — School officials and local law enforcement determined a threat made against New Palestine High School Tuesday after afternoon was not credible.

The threat — details of which were not disclosed — was made by a student, and administrators learned about it late Tuesday afternoon.

After investigating, staff and police determined students and staff were not in any danger, a statement from the district states.

Now, the investigation has been turned over to local law enforcement, and school officials took disciplinary action against the student who made the threat.

The threat was reported by a student who witnessed it, according to the news release.

The student reported the threat immediately, which allowed school officials to begin investigating it right away.

The district urged community members to report any suspicious activity they see in and around the school buildings directly to a school district employee or via the “Report a Bully” form on the school’s website.

Last week, a man was arrested at Brandywine Elementary after he was found wandering around school grounds. The school’s resource officer asked the man to leave the area, and he later returned, police said.

He was charged with criminal trespass, a Level 6 felony.

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or