Teen in custody
A 15-year-old male juvenile is in custody following a reported bomb threat Thursday in the North Newton School District. No formal charges were announced. The teen will appear in Newton County Court today (Fri).
Newton County, Indiana Sheriff Tom VanVleet states in a press release, his office was notified by North Newton school officials Thursday afternoon about a bomb threat that was to take place today.
The school property was searched with the help of a bomb-sniffing dog from Tippecanoe County. No such device was found in the school. Sheriff's Police conducted interviews and the un-named 15-year-old was taken into custody by 9:30 Thursday night.
Several officers were present for security reasons at the school today. A 14-year-old boy was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest was unrelated to the initial bomb threat.