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Arrest made in Warren Central cyber threat

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Posted at 2:00 PM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 17:53:03-04

WARREN TOWNSHIP, Ind. -- An arrest has been made in connection with threats made on social media that were directed at Warren Central High School earlier this week. 

The Metropolitan School District of Warren Township was made aware of the posts on social media on Wednesday and said that at "no time" were they deemed a credible threat. 

Soon after serving a search warrant and several subpoenas, officers arrested a juvenile female. No word if the suspect was a student. 

Officers said the male shown in the threatening social media posts was not related to the case and the photo was taken from the Internet. 

The school district is working with the IMPD Cyber Crimes Unit and the Marion County Prosecutor's Office to bring charges against the person responsible for the social media posts. 

"It is important that you, our families, know that at no time was this deemed a credible threat and that the safety of your children was the top priority in how this situation was handled. We want to thank the good work of the Warren Police, IMPD Cyber Crimes Unit and the Marion County Prosecutor's Office for the coordination and execution of this investigation," the school district said in a release sent out Friday. "As always we will remain diligent to make sure we are providing a safe learning environment for all of our students."

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