Marion 8th grader arrested after students reportedly hear him say he's going to shoot up the school
10:08 PM, Feb 23, 2018
2:07 AM, Feb 24, 2018
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.