Lafayette police increase patrols at LSC

You may notice a larger police presence at some schools in Lafayette Wednesday.

Posted: Feb. 28, 2018 5:36 PM
Updated: Feb. 28, 2018 8:03 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — You may have noticed a larger police presence at some schools in Lafayette Wednesday.

The Lafayette Police Department is working with the Lafayette School Corporation for added safety at both Jefferson and Tecumseh schools.

After a series of threats came to light at Lafayette Jeff, officers' hours were extended so they could be around before, after and during school.

Police said they have not found anything credible in the threats and the extra patrols are only precautionary.

Lafayette Jefferson High School Principal Mark Preston said he hopes students will start to realize how significant consequences could be.

"We have to take all of those situations seriously, we always involve the police so you're taking manpower of the police, you're taking manpower of the school corporation for things that really should not have had to have been dealt with," said Preston.

Preston said parents should have conversations reminding their students to be mindful of things they post online or say in school.

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