Police investigate potential threat at North Central High School in Farmersburg

We've received phone calls and emails into our newsroom from concerned parents wondering why there were police officers at North Central High School in Farmersburg.

Posted: Feb 19, 2018 4:40 PM
Updated: Feb 19, 2018 6:32 PM

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - We've received phone calls and emails into our newsroom from concerned parents wondering why there were police officers at North Central High School in Farmersburg.

Right away, we went digging for answers.

News 10 obtained this letter sent home to students, parents, and staff.

School officials say they contacted police to investigate a possible threat from a student at the school.

Police launched an investigation, where they say the student's parents fully cooperated, allowing detectives to search the home.

The letter says there were no confirmed threats found.

You can read the full letter below:


"Dear NESC Students, Parents and Staff,

Over the weekend the school was made aware of a possible threat at North Central High School. Upon notification the school immediately called the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department and the Indiana State Police to report the possible threat. A detective went to the student’s home to investigate. The detective was able to speak with the student and parents who cooperated fully with the investigation. The parents allowed the detective to conduct a search of the home for possible threats. None were confirmed.

Officers were also on campus Monday morning to meet with the parent, student and administration involved in the situation. Officers will have a presence in the building over the course of the week to help ensure safety of all students and staff.
We want to stress that this situation is being taken very seriously by the NESC administration and the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department. We will continue to work together to provide a safe environment for our students and staff.
Thank you,
NESC Supt. Mark Baker"

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