Not long after the
search, an anonymous text tip through the VPD’s TIP411 program provided
police with information regarding a possible suspect, police said.
the student who explained that she made the threat to get out of taking a
test, police said.
The student was
transported to the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center.
VPD chief Michael
Brickner and school officials said they would like to thank the person who
provided the text tip that greatly benefited police and school officials
during their investigation.
“This is a great
example of a tipster getting involved and providing information to help keep
schools safer. Also, school officials and police worked very well together
during this incident,” said Brickner.