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No arrests; police mum on Plainfield threat case

Posted at 8:06 PM, Jan 05, 2016

PLAINFIELD, Ind. -- One day after the U.S. Attorney's office says the FBI and several other agencies served search warrants in connection with the online threats against the Plainfield school district, police say there are no new updates in the case.

Sources tell Call 6 Investigates that at least two people were questioned Tuesday, but no charges have been filed. 

"Forensics take time," Plainfield Police Captain Jill Lees said.

Police took two people out of a house on Avon Avenue in Plainfield Tuesday night - one juvenile male and one female.

Neighbors say a Plainfield High School student lives in the house.

Several pieces of evidence were taken to a mobile command unit, including an all-in-one computer.

Officers were also at another house in Plainfield on Tuesday night.

"I know there are a lot of people that are wanting the facts, wanting the information. But again, we have limited information at this point, this is still a very preliminary part of this investigation," Lees said Tuesday. 

Plainfield, Brownsburg, the Hendricks County Prosecutor, US Attorney, FBI and Indiana State Police were all involved in Tuesday's activity.

The threats began on social media in December 2015 and resumed when classes started on January  4.

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The FBI is leading the case in Plainfield. Plainfield police are also heavily involved in the investigation. 

Parents say while the information about the cyber threats is scary enough, the lack of information they have received is an even bigger concern.

"Last night I was a little concerned when they were showing up at people's houses and talking to people," Plainfield High School Junior Allison Huff said Wednesday. 

Allison did not attend school Wednesday, a decision made by her mom for the second time this week. 

"Was a little concerned about the procedure of going into school in the morning. We don't have a lot of information," Jonelle Huff said. 

The confusion is just as prevalent on Avon Avenue, where authorities searched a home. 

"I wouldn't expect anything out of them so I don't know if they're guilty of anything or not," neighbor Ivan Bush said. 

Perhaps the worst part is not knowing who, why, or when this will all be over. 

"It's the lack of information, it really is. And the fact they said it wasn't credible, and now I kind of feel like it is more credible," Bush said. 

Police say increased security will continue indefinitely at Plainfield High School.


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