THREAT AT WHITKO MS: Threatening email determined to be a hoax

Staff Reports

LARWILL— It was an intense morning at Whitko Middle School as law enforcement investigated a threat on the school.
It was revealed in an email to Whitko Community School parents that the school had received an undisclosed threat that morning.
Students were on a lockdown as the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police and other law enforcement investigated the school premises. It was confirmed the email was a hoax.
“We have taken proper measures and have an increased police presence at our schools to ensure the safety of our students as we take these threats very seriously. School is continuing as usual and all students are safe,” read the school email to parents.