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South Vermillion HS student arrested after police report a threat was made with a pocket knife

A student from South Vermillion High School was arrested Friday in connection to a threat made with a pocket knife.

Posted: Feb 23, 2018 10:33 PM
Updated: Feb 23, 2018 11:16 PM

VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A student from South Vermillion High School was arrested Friday in connection to a threat made with a pocket knife.

Vermillion County Sheriff’s Office reports Joseph M Philhower, 18 of Clinton, made a threat in a classroom towards students and a teacher. Officials report this was done with a pocket knife.

Philhower was taken to the Vermillion County Jail for a felony charge of intimidation. His bond was set at $10,000.

“Quick response by staff and School Resource Officers are credited with preventing this event from escalating,” Vermillion County Sheriff Phelps reported.

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