Rensselaer Central High School takes precautions after rumored threat

Rensselaer Central High School is taking precautions after a rumored threat. However, the school's superintendent said they have zero proof and believe there's no credibility behind it.

Posted: Feb 16, 2018 10:12 PM

RENSSELAER, Ind. (WLFI) - Rensselaer Central High School is taking precautions after a rumored threat. However, the school's superintendent said they have zero proof and believe there's no credibility behind the threat.

Friday morning, police officers were at all of the entrances of Rensselaer Central High School. The school's superintendent said he believes there was no threat and it was a rumor that started on social media.

But because of the horrific Florida shooting that happened Wednesday both the school and police didn't want to take any risks.

Superintendent Curtis Craig said it started on Tuesday when a new student was eating lunch by himself. Students came over to sit with him and he started talking about video games.

The video game the new student was talking about involved guns and shooting. Somehow, that conversation was spun and a rumor started on social media that the student was targeting the junior class.

The Rensselaer Police Department have investigated and they found no proof of a threat.

Craig said he's also interviewed multiple students that were around the new student.

"To the best of the knowledge of the kids that were at the table that was it," said Craig. "They left lunch thinking that maybe the kid exaggerated a little bit and he wasn't as good as what he said it was, but they left thinking there was no problem."

The school also interviewed the student's guardians. Craig said the student has never been around guns, has no access to guns and has never posted about guns on social media.


He said he never felt the students were in danger. The school never went on a lock down.

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