Marion 8th grader arrested after students reportedly hear him say he's going to shoot up the school

Posted: 10:08 PM, Feb 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-24 07:07:29Z

MARION, Ind. -- An eighth grade student at McCulloch Middle School in Marion was arrested at home Friday morning after several students said they heard the boy making threats.

The 14-year-old reportedly said he was going to get a gun and shoot up the school, according to Marion police.

The teen's grandfather gave officers permission to search the home, but no weapon was found.

The 14-year-old was then taken to the Grant County Juvenile Center to face a preliminary charge of intimidation.

"If anyone makes a threat of harm towards anyone, it will be dealt with accordingly -- kids having weapons on school grounds or making threats of bringing a weapon onto school property is not accepted and will be handled with zero tolerance," said Deputy Chief Stephen Dorsey, Marion Police Department.

More than 20 arrested have been made in threats against Indiana high schools since the Valentine's Day shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead.

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