COLUMBUS — A 17-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday in connection to a threat made on social media originally believed to be directed at Columbus East High School.
The teen now faces a felony charge of intimidation.
The Columbus Police Department was made aware of a "non-specific" threat of violence involving a gun at an undisclosed time on Tuesday morning, according to investigators.
As a result of the threat, the high school was placed under lockdown while detectives located the suspect in connection to the threat.
Detectives later determined that the threat was directed at a person who is not a student at Columbus East, according to a release from CPD, and the lockdown was lifted.
Police located the 17-year-old suspect before noon, according to police.
He was placed in Bartholomew County Youth Services Center where he is now facing an intimidation charge, a level 6 felony, and a runaway charge.
CPD says the investigation into this case remains ongoing at this time