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PCSP: Three Washington Township students detained on knife charge

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Three Washington Township School students were detained on Thursday on a delinquency charge of possession of a knife on school property, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.

According to police, the three--a 13-year-old eighth-grader, a 14-year-old eighth-grader, and a 15-year-old freshman--were taken into custody after an investigation determined that each one of them had been in possession of a single knife and had passed it among each other “in an effort to keep it from being located.”

The knife was initially brought to school by the 13-year-old, who police said “made others aware he had it,” then made a “threat if they told on him.”

The knife was then passed among the 14-year-old and the 15-year-old, the latter of whom “was untruthful” when questioned by the school resource officer, police said.

“When approached by the principal and after reviewing video tapes at the school with the SRO, all subjects involved ultimately admitted to their involvement, knew about the knife, and admitted to being in possession of it,” police said.

The 13-year-old is also facing a delinquency charge of intimidation; and the 15-year-old of false informing.

All three were transported to the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center.

“The situation was resolved quickly, most importantly by the student who reported the incident, as well as by the swift action of the Washington Township School administration and the SRO working at the school,” police said. “The Porter County Sheriff’s Office takes all threats to our schools and the safety of the students seriously. All incidents are handled accordingly. This has been evident in the last two days with separate incidents at different schools in the county. We encourage students and parents to continue with if you ‘See Something, Say Something.’”

On Wednesday, a 17-year-old Boone Grove High School student was detained at the JDC on multiple delinquency charges after police said that he injured another student with a knife during an altercation in a restroom.


Posted 2/8/2019




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