Threat to West Middle School prompts increased police presence

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Officials from Noblesville Schools announced this morning in a message to parents and staff that a threat has been made regarding Noblesville West Middle School, just after the the one-year anniversary of a shooting at the school on May 25, 2018. 

The threat, which was made overnight between May 27 and 28, has led the school district to have an increased police presence at the school. School is still in session, but students absent today will be excused, district officials said. 

The statement from district officials read as follows:

“We wanted to make parents and staff aware that a social media exchange regarding the events of May 25, 2018, escalated over the long weekend into an anonymous threat referencing Noblesville West Middle School for Tuesday, May 28.

“The Noblesville Police Department has been monitoring and investigating this issue overnight and they are still investigating, so we wanted to make all parents and staff aware.

“School will be in session today and we will have an increased police presence at West and additional counseling resources for students and staff. Any West students who are absent today will be excused.

“We’ll continue to keep you informed as we get more information.”

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 


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