Shooting threat at Goshen High School leads to arrest, suspension of student

A Goshen High School student was arrested and suspended from school on Tuesday morning, Dec. 15, after police say he threatened to shoot other people at the school.

The student, who was not identified by police or school officials, is being held at the Elkhart County Juvenile Detention Center on intimidation charges until his emergency hearing set for Thursday, Dec. 17, according to the Goshen Police Department.

A parent called GHS administration about the threat at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to a statement from Goshen Community Schools. The student was escorted from class. The school resource officer searched the student, his belongings and his locker but did not find a gun or any other weapon.

The student told school officials that he was not serious about the threat and that he thought it would be funny to make that comment.

It was not immediately clear if the threat was made in a Facebook post or text message.

The student is suspended from school pending an expulsion hearing.

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