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Wayne Township rules elementary school gun threat 'not credible'

Chapel Glen students reported playground threat
Wayne Township rules elementary school gun threat 'not credible'
Posted at 4:13 PM, Aug 29, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS -- Wayne Township Schools says it has taken “appropriate disciplinary action” after an elementary student threatened Tuesday to bring a gun to school.

Chapel Glen Elementary School administrators contacted Indianapolis police Tuesday evening after being alerted that a female student had said she was going to bring a gun to school during a playground conversation about a break-up.

Students who overheard the conversation “put ‘see something, say something’ into action,” according to the district, and reported what they’d heard to school staff.

In a statement to RTV6 Wednesday afternoon, district officials said MSD of Wayne Township and IMPD officers ultimately determined there was no credible threat to the school.

“A visit to the student’s home and discussion with her parents Tuesday evening confirmed that no weapons were accessible by the student,” the district said in its statement. “The school and district administration also received a report through our tip line late Tuesday evening.”

MSD of Wayne Township officials met with the student and her mother Wednesday morning to discuss the incident.

“As a result of that meeting, appropriate disciplinary action was taken to ensure the safety of students and staff,” the district said. “It was determined that no additional security measures were necessary and that there is no ongoing threat.”

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