Threat to Whitko Middle School unfounded, Indiana State Police says

Whitko Middle School in Whitley County had a strong police presence Wednesday after a threat was emailed to the administration.

Investigators with the Indiana State Police, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, and South Whitley Police Department investigated the alleged threat to the Whitko Community School Administration, according to a news release from ISP spokesman Sgt. Ted Bohner. The ISP and Sheriff’s Department determined the threat, which was not detailed in the release, to be unsubstantiated.

Officers with the ISP; Whitley and Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Departments; and South Whitley, Pierceton and Columbia City Police Departments provided an increased presence at all the Whitko Community Schools during the investigation, according to Bohner.

The ISP “want students and their parents to know that any and all real or perceived threats towards a school and or its students will be investigated with the utmost urgency,” according to the release.

The ISP reminds the public of the U.S. Homeland Security campaign If You See Something, Say Something.

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