Student in custody after alleged threat against Columbus East

A Columbus East High School student is in trouble after he allegedly made a threat against the school on social media. BCSC sent out an alert at 2:09 p.m. Tuesday that indicated that the threat was made in a group Snapchat post. That post was subsequently reported by other students.

BCSC officials said in the post that the student responsible for making the threat had been “identified and isolated.” The Columbus Police Department was called and Lt. Matt Harris, department spokesman, says that the unidentified juvenile was taken into custody at the school and taken to the Bartholomew County Youth Services Center. Harris says the suspect is facing a preliminary charge of Intimidation, a Level Six Felony.

The investigation is ongoing.