A 17 year old student of Woodlan High School was arrested on Saturday afternoon following an investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Clint Hetrick into allegations that threats were made towards the high school on social media.
The investigation, which began on Friday, October 26th was initiated after Hetrick was contacted by the East Allen County Schools Security Director, Doug Goeglein who reported that a student had received a “story request” via the social media site Snapchat on Thursday night, October 25th which was taken to be threatening in nature.
Three additional messages, two of which were sent to a different student, were sent from the same username on Snapchat during the school day on October 26th. These messages became increasingly threatening towards the high school.
Additional investigation by Hetrick led to him to the student’s residence in Harlan, where an interview was conducted with both the student and parents. The student was ultimately taken into custody and placed in the Allen County Juvenile Center on a preliminary charge of Intimidation, a Level 6 Felony.