A delinquency charge of intimidation has been filed against a 16-year-old junior after the Chesterton Police Department said that he brought a “realistic-looking” Airsoft gun to Chesterton High School Wednesday morning, the Chesterton Police announced on their Facebook page.
A lockdown was put into place at Chesterton High School at approximately 9:30 a.m., while the Chesterton Police Department investigated.
At approximately 10:15 a.m. the CPD reported that the lockdown had been lifted.
The student was reportedly transported to the Porter County Juvenile Services Center.
The Chesterton Police released a statement at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday:
“Chief Tim Richardson and Assistant Chief Cisco Rodriguez immediately responded to the high school to assist the SROs and CHS administration. Richardson praised the swift action of the two SROs assigned to the high school today, as well as that of CHS staff and administration for their immediate action to address this incident within minutes of notification.
“‘This is why we continue to train together to prepare for incidents like today,’ Richardson said. ‘The immediate goal today by police and CHS staff was to secure the school and alleged threat to school safety.’”
The original report and more information on this story can be found on the Chesterton Police Facebook page.