Two 13-year-old Lakeville, Indiana girls were taken in to custody last Friday after making threats to harm students at a school dance. The two girls were taken into custody “for Intimidation and Conspiracy to Commit Murder,” according to a media release issued by the Indiana State Police.
Indiana State Police said administrators at LaVille Jr./Sr. High School contacted officials after becoming aware that the two students had made a list of other students whom they intended to “do harm to” at an upcoming school dance. The list had been shared on social media, police said.
The students were booked into the Thomas N. Frederick Juvenile Justice Center in South Bend. The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office will determine and formally file any charges.
A Facebook post was made by the school to explain the situation to the parents after the fact, the statement included assurance that the dance continued on as planned and that additional law enforcement guarded the event to prevent any incident from happening.
However, concerned parents complained about how they were not informed until after the dance about the incident. Many parents stated they found out about the attempt first on local television news instead of from the school.