A male juvenile was arrested this afternoon after threats were made and directed toward the Perry County Jr. Sr. High School.
On Thursday, February 22nd, Indiana State Police Detective Josh Greer, Jasper Post, along with Perry County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the Perry County High School after a student had made an alleged threat to harm others.
With complete cooperation from the Perry County School Corporation, law enforcement officials were able to develop a suspect.
On Friday February 23rd, ISP Detective Greer and Perry County Sheriff’s Deputies completed their investigation and presented it to the Perry County Juvenile Probation Department.
A Juvenile Pickup Order was granted and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.
At the request of the Perry County Juvenile Judge the incarceration location of the suspect will not be released.
- Intimidation, 1 Count, Level 5 Felony, 35-45-2
- False Reporting, 1 Count, Level 6 Felony, 35-44.1-2-3
The Indiana State Police want students and their parents to know that any and all real or perceived threats towards a school and or its students will be investigated with the utmost urgency.
Parents are urged to discuss with their children the life changing consequences associated with making threats of violent acts toward a school or any occupied buildings.
Assisting Agencies: Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Branchville Correctional Facility, Perry County EMA/EMS along with Central Perry and Anderson Township Fire Departments.
Persons arrested are presumed innocent until such time as found guilty in a court of law