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Second 13-year-old arrested this week in connection to threat at Riverside Junior High School

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Posted at 4:29 PM, Dec 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-09 17:25:46-05

FISHERS — Police arrested a 13-year-old Fishers boy Thursday after he allegedly made a verbal threat involving a bomb at Riverside Junior High School.

Fishers Police say officers were quickly able to determine no credible threat existed and located the student and his parents. The boy was arrested for false informing.

Earlier this week, a 13-year-old girl was arrested after she allegedly made a threat against the same school. She was charged with intimidation. Police say the two threats are "completely independent" from each other.

The Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and Hamilton County Juvenile Probation approved the criminal charge and the student was released to the custody of his parents.

A spokesperson for Hamilton Southeastern Schools released the following statement:

"All threats of school violence are taken seriously and immediately reported to the Fishers Police Department for investigation. Parents should remind their student(s) that any threat – even if they think it is a joke – will result in consequences. Students will face disciplinary measures as outlined in the Student Handbook. Further, a student’s actions in regard to making a violent threat(s), may result in criminal charges at discretion of local law enforcement.

School safety is all of our responsibility. We will continue to remain diligent in our efforts to keep our students and staff safe while in our care."