A Discovery Charter
School student threatened violence to the school on Tuesday evening while
playing a video game, the Porter Police Department reported this morning.
That threat is not
considered credible, though, and the student is not believed to have access
According to the
PPD, on Wednesday the Discovery Charter School advised the PPD that the
student is alleged to have threatened to “shoot up the school” while playing
a video game at his residence in Chesterton the night before.
“The principal of
Discovery took action to assure the safety of the school and students,
removing the student from class and contacting the Police Department,” the
Assistant PPD Chief
Todd Allen responded to Discovery along with a Chesterton PD officer, “since
details had already been established that statement was made Tuesday evening
from a Chesterton residence.”
“The threat is not
considered to be genuine,” the PPD said. “However, the student is currently
not attending classes. There were no weapons brought to school and the
student did not have access to a weapon.”
The CPD is
investigating the incident, as the student reportedly made the threat at his
home in Chesterton.