MVHS faces off with a potential threat

Story by: Dakota Fisher, Sports Editor

2016 is in full swing, and already MVHS has been the center of  a school threat. An MVHS parent made a post on Facebook, and it quickly became the talk of the hallway. She claimed that her son was approached by a boy he did not recognize and was asked if he wanted to help “shoot up the school’ the following Tuesday.

Dr. Robbins was notified of the incident Monday night and immediately sprung into action. Law enforcement began to investigate and security measures were taken so school could continue as regularly as possible for the following day. Officers and teachers were stationed at the front, rear, and side doors of the building and preformed bag and locker checks.

No deadly weapons were found and the day continued.

At 2:00, MVHS principal Bernie Campbell sent out an email explaining the entire situation and announcing that the student who had made the alleged threat was identified. The MVHS junior has since been suspended, is facing expulsion, and is in police custody facing a felony intimidation charge, which according to Indiana law, warrants a maximum of up to two years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine.  

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