More than 20 arrests made in threats against Indiana high schools since Florida mass shooting

Posted at 6:58 PM, Feb 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-23 22:12:18-05

MADISON COUNTY, Ind. -- Since the deadly school shooting one week ago Thursday in Parkland, Florida  the number of threats against schools across the country has increased dramatically - and Indiana is no exception. 

There have been more than two dozen threats investigated at schools in Indiana over the past week and police have made more than 20 arrests in connection with those threats.

The most recent arrest was in Madison County where deputies say a 19-year-old student made a comment to another student, saying he had access to guns and was going to "shoot up the school."

Deputies detained the student, Francisco Martinez- Hernandez, and say he admitted that he had made those statements. He's charged with felony intimidation.

Also on Wednesday, police made eight other arrests for threats toward schools in Howard, Bartholomew, Rush and Harrison counties. 

Below is a list of investigated school threats in Indiana since the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida:

February 15

February 16

  • New Albany: A 16-year-old arrested for Snapchat threat, “I’ll get more than 17”

February 19

  • New Albany: A 15-year-old Greater Clark County and New Albany Floyd Schools student arrested for posting “We will blow that b**** up”
  • Scott County: A female student arrested for making threat to harm school on social media.

February 20

February 21

February 23

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