TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — What was perceived as a threatening comment prompted a police response to Terre Haute North Vigo High School on Monday evening and an intimidation charge against a juvenile.
Vigo County School Corporation Superintendent Robert Haworth said a student going to an adult education class at the school made a comment that a security officer perceived as a threat against the building.
“You have to take everyone of these comments serious,” Haworth said.
According to Terre Haute Assistant Police Chief Matt Carden, the student in question, who is a juvenile, was charged with felony intimidation for threatening the safety of others.
Carden said there was no weapon involved.
Police did a sweep of the building and took the student into custody.
Haworth said that a senior awards event was occurring at the time of the police response. After the building was cleared, the awards event continued.
Haworth said the adult education student was not a student at the high school.