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Police: Tecumseh student arrested after Snapchat shooting threats

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Police: Tecumseh student arrested after Snapchat shooting threats

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Tecumseh Middle School student was arrested late Sunday after police say she made threats of a school shooting and named several specific students as targets.

Lafayette Police Dept. was first notified of the threats, which came from two Snapchat accounts, at 9 p.m. Sunday, according to a press release.

"Patrol and detective divisions worked together late last night to notify those listed in the threat and track down where the posts originated," Sgt. Ian O'Shields says in the release. "Through investigation, officers were able to link one of the posts to an email address, which belonged to a Tecumseh Middle School student."

The student, who is not named in the release, was arrested on preliminary charges of intimidation, a level 6 felony. She was transported and released to Tippecanoe County Juvenile Probation.

LPD says there was no evidence to suggest the student had access to firearms or intended to carry out the threat.

"The Lafayette Police Department actively investigates all threats against our schools," O'Shields says. "Through cooperation with community members and school administrators, we were able to complete this investigation in a timely manner that ensured the safety of our students and avoided interruption of the school day."

News 18 reached out to Tecumseh Principal Brandon Hawkins but has not heard back.

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