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Police Investigate Threat to Michigan City High School

Officers from the Michigan City Police Department are investigating a threat to the local high school after a student posted threatening comments on social media Monday night.

According to witnesses, a Michigan City High School student, whose name is being withheld due to age, posted a message on the Snapchat social media platform stating, “Bout clear the high school [tomorrow] idc anymore I told u my [demon] was coming out and they are going show [tomorrow].”

A Michigan City High School student posted this comment on Snapchat Monday night threatening students.

The student also sent disturbing messages to another student in Facebook messenger which were also posted to social media by concerned parents.

In the messages, the student sent a photo of what appears to be a shotgun, followed by a message that read: “Go ahead and laugh and see what happen[s] when I point it at your head.”

This message was sent from the suspected student to another student via Facebook messenger Monday night.

After receiving numerous calls from concerned parents, officers began investigating the threats.

An official with the Michigan City Police Department posted on their Facebook page advising parents and students that they were “dealing with this matter”.

Michigan City Journal reached out to the department, but more information on this incident has not been made available at this time.

Many parents are concerned for their students’ safety and are asking if there are any extra safety measures being taken at the school tomorrow. No responses have been posted to their questions at the time of this report.

Update: Student Located and Arrested After Posting Threats on Social Media

Luis Izquierdo
Luis Izquierdo is a freelance journalist born and raised in Florida. He moved to Michigan City, Indiana in October of 2017 with his wife and kids. Luis has published hundreds of articles on numerous online and print publications throughout the United States.

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  1. This student had absolutely positively no right at all making threats via the internet. What parents need to start doing is to start monitoring their child’s online activities. If they find anything suspicious on their child’s Facebook page they should rescind their child’s online activities effective immediately. Today these parents are their children’s friend and not exactly their parent. They should be their parent first and their friend last. What their parents should do is to unplug their child’s computer and deny them access to that computer and give it back to them only if they behave responsibly. If this boys parents would have instilled firm discipline in him then none of this would have transpired in the first place. Proverbs 22:6: Give a lad a training suitable to his character and when he is old,he will not go back on it. What this child needs to do is to start going to church this Sunday and to start reflecting upon what he has done. He needs to find a church where the Bible is taught and Jesus is the final authority. He needs to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as his Personal Lord and Savior or he will burn in hell.

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