Elementary school student suspended after death threat

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TAYLORSVILLE, Ind.After school on Wednesday the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) reportedly received information that an eight-year-old student at Taylorsville Elementary School had shown a death list to another student on the bus.

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office was soon notified of the incident and the student was suspended pending a meeting with their family.  Larry Perkinson, the student assistance coordinator for BCSC, released the following message that was sent to parents:

Good morning Taylorsville families!  The safety of our students is our top priority.  Upon receiving a report yesterday involving a threat, we responded immediately.  It was reported that an 8-year old student showed a hit list to another student on the bus after school.  Law enforcement was notified.  The student was suspended until a meeting with family.  Students are safely learning at Taylorsville today.  Thank you for your continued support!
Even though the suspect is a child, Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers stated, “If our agency receives a complaint regarding any type of direct physical threat toward a person, or group of people, from social media, one of our detectives will investigate it as a possible criminal case and, if we have probable cause, an arrest could be made and/or information could be sent to the Prosecutor’s Office for a review of a possible criminal charge. Our Detectives also monitor what’s being placed on media sites; therefore, a complaint doesn’t necessarily have to come from a citizen’s report. I would suggest to parents: make sure you are aware of what your children are posting and/or texting to their friends.

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