The Valparaiso Police released the following statement regarding a recent threat made: “The Valparaiso Police Department is investigating an alleged threat made by a 14-year-old male against another student, both attend Benjamin Franklin Middle School. The threat was discovered by the 14 year-old student’s parents, who reported it to police. The threat reported has not been substantiated at this time; however, police continue to investigate the reported threat. The student will not be attending school until further notice, as the Valparaiso Community Schools and the Valparaiso Police Department work in conjunction to investigate the incident. The threat was isolated to a specific student and there is no threat communicated against a specific school or school system. It is known the juvenile does not have direct access to weapons and all parties are cooperating with the investigation. The Valparaiso Police and the Valparaiso Community Schools are confident that our schools are safe and take these types of incidents seriously. There will be increased patrols taking place throughout all schools in the City of Valparaiso tomorrow (Monday). The incident remains under investigation at this time.Valparaiso Officer Retires