Student in police custody after threat to Southridge

By LEANN BURKE
lburke@dcherald.com

HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department took a Southridge High School student into custody today after the student threatened the school.

According to a notice Southwest Dubois Schools Superintendent Tim LaGrange sent to parents, fellow students reported the classmate after the threats were made, and school officials immediately contacted law enforcement and enacted internal security protocols. The student was taken into custody by Huntingburg Police and suspended from school, pending due process proceedings.

No students or staff were injured in the event.

“Our students acted appropriately by reporting this information,” LaGrange wrote in the notice. “And as always we we take all threats seriously.”

No additional details have been released.

This is the second time in about a year a student has threatened Southridge High School. Last year, on Feb. 27, Huntingburg Police took a  student into custody for threatening the school. That student was eventually transported to the Southwest Juvenile Facility in Knox County for Level 6 felony intimidation, according to Herald archives.

In his notice to parents, LaGrange encouraged parents to talk to their children about the importance of reporting threats.

“Please reinforce with them if you see something, say something,” he wrote.




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