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Plainfield high school shooting threat results in student's arrest

Teen faces felony charge

A student faces a felony charge after allegedly threatening a school shooting Monday at Plainfield Central High School.

A student made a vague threat that others overheard, according to a letter sent to school families Monday afternoon. Plainfield police learned of the possible school shooting threat before 9 a.m. Monday, according to a news release from the department.

During an investigation, a male student told police the statements were meant "as a joke," the release said. The individual was charged with felony disorderly conduct and transferred to the River Valley Juvenile Justice Center.

The teen was not in possession of any weapons at the time of his arrest, the release said.

"There is no evidence of any continuing threat to Plainfield Central High School," police said.

Classes were expected to continue as scheduled on Tuesday. The high school is located at 24120 Fort Beggs Dr. in Plainfield.

"We commend our students on keeping us informed of school matters," Principal Dave Stephens said in the letter to parents and guardians.

The alleged threat comes just over a week after police determined a rumored threat made against JFK Middle School in Plainfield was unfounded. Police did not provide information regarding any arrests related to the Aug. 30 investigation.

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