Student arrested for pointing a handgun at Lafayette alternative school

LPD said 18-year-old Colby Blissitt pointed a handgun at a group of students as he was driving past The Crossing Alternative High School.

Posted: Nov 26, 2019 3:46 PM
Updated: Nov 26, 2019 9:07 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - An 18-year-old is behind bars after pointing a hand gun at The Crossing Alternative High School. Lafayette Police report that it happened on Tuesday around 12:30 p.m.

LPD said Colby Blissitt was in an altercation with another student outside the school following the school day. During the incident, police said Blissitt was waving a baseball bat, however nobody was struck.

They said Blissitt got into his car and as he drove past the school, he pointed a handgun at a group of five students standing in front of the school. No shots were fired and no injuries occurred.

The White County Sheriff's Department was contacted to try and find Blissitt at his home in White County. They were able to find Blissitt and take him into custody without incident. 

Blissitt was booked into the Tippecanoe County Jail on preliminary charges of intimidation with a deadly weapon, pointing a firearm and carrying a handgun without a license.

Below: Mug shot of Colby Blissitt provided by the Tippecanoe County Jail.

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