Wednesday Lockdown at Columbus East High School

Authorities with the Columbus Police Department took a 17-year-old juvenile into custody shortly before noon Wednesday after he reportedly made threats which resulted in Columbus East High School taking lockdown procedures for a couple of hours as a precaution.

CPD school resource officers were made aware of a supposed, non-specific social media threat of violence involving a gun on Wednesday morning and began an investigation with the assistance of police detectives.

During the investigation, law enforcement determined that the alleged threat was directed towards a person who is not a student, so the lock-out procedures were lifted at the school.

Investigators located the suspect at a Columbus residence shortly before noon and the boy was taken into custody.

The juvenile was transported to the Bartholomew County Youth Services Center where he was held on the charge of intimidation.