**JUVENILE DETAINED FOR THREATS**
We have received a few inquiries regarding a recent investigation associated with a threat made against Avon Middle School North.
On Friday evening at approximately 9:00 p.m., Officer Diebold was dispatched to speak with an individual who wanted to report a threat made against our school corporation. Officer Diebold, as well as our School Resource Officers and Detectives responded immediately as they identified the juvenile suspect and obtained a search warrant for the suspect residence. The juvenile was located within hours of making the threat and we are pleased to inform our residents that the juvenile and his family cooperated with our investigation and we have been in constant communication with the Avon Community School Corporation. While we do not believe this individual poses a threat to our community at this time, we continue to work with the school corporation to reinforce existing safety mechanisms and to remain alert, vigilant, and engaged when it comes to any threats made against our schools.
In light of the tragic events at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida, this incident in Avon is certainly an example of how strong communication between our residents, school corporation, and our agency is a vital component in keeping our community safe. We hope that you too will always have the courage to report suspicious circumstances and/or any threats whatsoever in our community and that you have faith in your local first responders to take these matters seriously.