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May 8, 2014

Highland student faces discipline for bomb threat found in bathroom

ANDERSON, Ind. — A Highland Middle School student faces discipline for writing a vaguely worded bomb threat on a bathroom wall Wednesday.

Joseph Cronk, chief operations officer for Anderson Community Schools, said the message was discovered about noon. The message read, "there is a bomb" and was apparently written with a Sharpie.

Anderson police and school officials responded to the school, but decided not to evacuate students and staff because the threat was so vague, Cronk said. Highland parents were notified about the incident Wednesday evening.

"We had a handwritten threat of a bomb written on a bathroom stall wall," Cronk said. "It did not look to be a credible threat."

Authorities reviewed hallway security camera footage and identified a suspect who later confessed that he wrote the message, Cronk said.

Cronk would not say what discipline the student will receive or if he will be charged by police with a criminal act.

Last month, Frankton-Lapel Jr./Sr. High School student and staff were evacuated for two hours after a bomb threat was found scrawled on a bathroom wall.

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