Throughout the weekend, Deputy Paul Adams (New Prairie United School Corporation School Resource Officer), has continued investigating the threat that caused Friday’s “lockout” resulting in the late dismissal at the corporations middle school. Early Saturday afternoon, Deputy Adams received information directly related to the investigation. He immediately acted on the development and proceeded to conduct an interview. As a result of the interview, Deputy Adams was able to identify a suspect. On Sunday afternoon, Deputy Adams conducted an interview with the suspect and her parents. Following the interview, he arrested the 13 year old female New Prairie Middle School student for Intimidation, a Level 6 Felony. The investigation by Deputy Adams is ongoing. The middle school will return to a normal academic schedule Monday. The Sheriff’s Office would like to publicly thank and recognize all the personnel from the following agencies who assisted on Friday and during the investigation: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Indiana State Police, La Porte County Drug Task Force, St. Joseph County Police Department, South Bend Police Department and the New Carlisle Police Department.
November 11th, 2019|Local News|