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Student Arrested After High School Threat Investigation

A Michigan City High student has been arrested as a result of an investigation into threats of a gun on campus.

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Police arrested a student Monday afternoon as a result of their investigation into a threat at Michigan City High School.

According to the school’s principal, Candy Van Buskirk, officials received information about a possible gun on campus late Sunday night.


K-9 units from the Michigan City Police Department thoroughly searched the inside and outside of the school overnight through Monday morning and found no weapons.

The information received by officials stated the gun was possibly in a gym locker at the school.


During school hours, officers search the bags of each student as they entered the building and kept an increased security presence throughout the day as they conducted their investigation and interviewed several students who were believed to have information about the incident.

During their investigation, police arrested one student who has not been identified after learning the student had brought a gun to school last week.


Investigators recovered the gun at the student’s home.

“This student will not be returning to our building,” stated Van Buskirk. “I would like to thank all involved in responding to this situation including Michigan City Police and especially the students who came forward to report their concerns to staff.”


Officers will continue to provide an increased security presence at the school to ensure the safety of the students and faculty.

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