The Michigan City Police began receiving information through numerous sources at approximately 6:30pm on February 12 that a Michigan City High School student had posted messages of an alarming nature on social media. These posts by the male juvenile, which included a photo of a gun and a threat that a shooting would take place at the high school on February 13, were taken extremely seriously.
The Michigan City police then began actively and aggressively investigating the case as more information
began to surface from concerned students, friends and parents. The postings indicated that an argument between two students was occurring with one of these students identified as a suspect in the threats. With the assistance of the community, officers and supervisors from the second shift, Chief of Operations Kevin Urbanczyk, and Investigators Tony McClintock, Kay Pliske, Greg Radiger, and Willie Henderson, the 16-year-old male juvenile was located and taken into custody at 10:27pm, and is currently being held in the LaPorte County Juvenile Detention Center, charged with a level six felony of intimidation.